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What is the ratio of the sum of the odd positive integers b [#permalink]
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What is the ratio of the sum of the odd positive integers between 1 and 100, inclusive, and the sum of the even positive integers between 100 and 150, inclusive?

(A) 2 to 3

(B) 5 to 7

(C) 10 to 13

(D) 53 to 60

(E) 202 to 251
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What we are asked is the ratio between the sums of two arithmetic progressions. Thus, using the formula for the sum of an arithmetic progression, $$S_n=\frac{n}{2}(f+l)$$ where $$f$$ is the first term of the progression and $$l$$ is the last one, I can compute the numerator as $$\frac{50}{2}(1+99)=2500$$ and the denominator as $$\frac{26}{2}(100+150)=3250$$. Dividing $$2500$$ by $$3250$$, I get $$\frac{10}{13}$$, thus the answer is C! Re: What is the ratio of the sum of the odd positive integers b   [#permalink] 18 Sep 2017, 00:48
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