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find max(k) and min(k)

Albert

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Jan 25, 2013
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kaliprasad

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Mar 31, 2013
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We have k = a + b+ d + e
k = c + d + g + h
k = f + g + i + j

add all 3 to get 3k = a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i + (d+g) = 65+ (d+g) as sum of numbers 65 + d +g is multiple of 3

for the lowest
we need to choose d+g lowest such that 65 + d +g is multiple of 3 and d + g is lowest. Do d+g mod 3 = 1 , it canntot be 1 or 4 as the lowest is 2+ 3 = 5 so 7
that gives d = 2 ; g =5 and lowest sum = 24 ( there is more than one solution and one is given below)
( a = 10, b= 8, d = 2, e = 4, c = 11, g= 5, h = 6, f = 9, i = 5, j = 3) satisfies it
for the highest
we need to choose d+g highest such that + d +g is multiple of 3 and d + g is highest . Do d+g mod 3 = 1 , it < 21 so it is 20
that gives d = 10 ; g =9 and lowest sum = 24
( a = 7, b= 3, d = 10, e = 8, c = 5, g= 9, h = 4, f = 11, i = 2, j = 6) satisfies it
Lowest k = 24, highest k = 28
 

Albert

Well-known member
Jan 25, 2013
1,225
We have k = a + b+ d + e
k = c + d + g + h
k = f + g + i + j

add all 3 to get 3k = a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i + (d+g) = 65+ (d+g) as sum of numbers 65 + d +g is multiple of 3

for the lowest
we need to choose d+g lowest such that 65 + d +g is multiple of 3 and d + g is lowest. Do d+g mod 3 = 1 , it canntot be 1 or 4 as the lowest is 2+ 3 = 5 so 7
that gives d = 2 ; g =5 and lowest sum = 24 ( there is more than one solution and one is given below)
( a = 10, b= 8, d = 2, e = 4, c = 11, g= 5, h = 6, f = 9, i = 5, j = 3) satisfies it
for the highest
we need to choose d+g highest such that + d +g is multiple of 3 and d + g is highest . Do d+g mod 3 = 1 , it < 21 so it is 20
that gives d = 10 ; g =9 and lowest sum = 24
( a = 7, b= 3, d = 10, e = 8, c = 5, g= 9, h = 4, f = 11, i = 2, j = 6) satisfies it
Lowest k = 24, highest k = 28
yes, your answer is correct :)