31 May 2014

Sums of Naturals: Middle Secondary Mathematics Competition Question

Let N be a natural number with the property that it is the sum of 3 consecutive natural numbers, of 4 consecutive naturals and also of 5 consecutive naturals.

Find the smallest value of N such that the 3 sequences above are disjoint, that is, there is no number that is in more than one sequence.

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