# Sequence and series - Arithmetic mean question have been breaking my head

1. Nov 7, 2011

### nishantve1

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Two consecutive numbers from 1,2,3.....n are removed A.M of remaining numbers is 105/4. Find n and those numbers removed .

2. Relevant equations

n = 50
those numbers are 7 and 8

3. The attempt at a solution

I solved this question like a few weeks ago but now it escaped my brain I have no idea how .. and I am so annoyed now you know how it feels right?
Ok so heres what I got
The A.M of the total numbers would be
n(n+1) / 2 / n

that gives (n+1)/2

now what we get after removing the numbers
let the numbers be x and x+1
therefore their sum = 2x+1

now A.M after removing numbers

n(n+1)/2 - (2x+1) / (n-2) = 105/4

$$\frac{\frac{n(n+1)}{2} - (2x+1)}{n - 2} \cdot 2(n - 2) = \frac{105}{4} \cdot 2(n - 2)$$