The number 21 is the sum of two consecutive integers 10 and 11. What is the largest number of positive, consecutive integers whose sum is 21?

Guest Apr 29, 2018

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The problem asks for consecutive intergers.

10 + 11 = 21

The largest posible number of positve, consecutive intergers must start with 1, since it is the smallest positive integer.

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 = 21

This is the largest amount of consecutive integers.

6 is your answer.

I hope this helped,

Gavin.

GYanggg Apr 29, 2018