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# Two consecutive numbers from 1,2,3,...,n are removed. The Arithmetic mean of the remaining number is 1054, Then value of ′n′ is,

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48
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49
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50
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## The correct option is C 50Let p,p+1 be the removed numbers from 1,2,3,...n then sum of the remaining numbers =n(n+1)2−(2p+1)∴1054=n(n+1)2−(2p+1)On evaluation we get 2n2−103n−8p+206=0Since n and p are integers so ′n′ must be even.Let n=2r, we get p=4r2+(103)(1−r)4Since ′p′ is an integer so (1−r) must be divisible by 4.Let r=1+4t we get n=2+8t and p=16t2−95t+1Now 1≤p<n⇒1≤16t2−95t+1<8t+2On solving the equation16t2−95t+1<8t+2⇒16t2−103t−1<0 Using the formula −b±√b2−4ac2a, we gett=6.18 or −0.25As t is an integer we take t=6From above, n=2+8t=2+8×7=2+48=50∴n=50

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