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Value of Sum | PRMO – 2018 | Question 16

Try this Integer Problem from Number theory from PRMO 2018, Question 16 You may use sequential hints to solve the problem.

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Value of Sum – PRMO 2018, Question 16


What is the value of $\sum_{1 \leq i<j \leq 10 \atop i+j=\text { odd }}(i-j)-\sum_{1 \leq i<j \leq 10 \atop i+j=\text { even }}(i-j) ?$

  • $50$
  • $53$
  • $55$
  • $59$
  • $65$

Key Concepts


Odd-Even

Sum

integer

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Answer:$55$

PRMO-2018, Problem 16

Pre College Mathematics

Try with Hints


We have to find out the sum . Now substitite $i=1,2,3…9$ and observe the all odd-even cases……

Can you now finish the problem ……….

$i=1 \Rightarrow$$ 1+(2+4+6+8+10-3-5-7-9)$
$=1-4+10=7$
$i=2 \Rightarrow $$0 \times 2+(3+5+7+9-4-6-8-10)$
$=-4$

$i=3 \Rightarrow$$ 1 \times 3+(4+6+8+10-5-7-9)$
$=3-3+10=10$
$i=4 \Rightarrow$$ 0 \times 4+(5+7+9-6-8-10)=-3$
$i=5 \Rightarrow $$1 \times 5+(6+8+10-7-9)=5-2+10$
$=13$
$i=6 \Rightarrow$$ 0 \times 6+(7+9-8-10)=-2$
$i=7 \Rightarrow $$1 \times 7+(8+10-9)=7-1+10=16$
$i=8 \Rightarrow$$ 0 \times 8+(9-10)=-1$
$i=9 \Rightarrow$$ 1 \times 9+(10)=19$

Can you finish the problem……..

Therefore $ S =(7+10+13+16+19)$-$(4-3-2-1)$ =$55 $



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