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# Consecutive Numbers Trivia Quiz

### Consecutive numbers or consecutive integers have some very interesting properties. Are you ready? 1-2-3, let's play the quiz. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by Matthew_07. Estimated time: 4 mins.

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Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
289,348
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Basically, consecutive numbers are numbers that lie next to each other on the number line. Is the difference of 2 consecutive odd numbers the same as the difference of 2 consecutive even numbers?

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Question 2 of 10
2. The product of 3 consecutive numbers is always divisible by ___. Hint

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Question 3 of 10
3. If the sum of 2 consecutive odd positive integers is 20, what is the smaller number?

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Question 4 of 10
4. The product of 2 consecutive numbers is always an even number.

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Question 5 of 10
5. The sum of the first 5 consecutive prime numbers is ___. Hint

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Question 6 of 10
6. It is known that 10 consecutive numbers have a sum of 55. To solve the values of each of these numbers, we use a method from which field of mathematics? Hint

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Question 7 of 10
7. The sum of consecutive odd numbers (given that the first term is 1) is always square.

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Question 8 of 10
8. Choose the WRONG statement. Hint

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Question 9 of 10
9. The ratio of consecutive ___ numbers converges (approaches) to phi (1.618...). What goes in the blank? Hint

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Question 10 of 10
10. Now a bit of thinking for this question. Can the mean (average) of 2 consecutive prime numbers be a prime number?

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Basically, consecutive numbers are numbers that lie next to each other on the number line. Is the difference of 2 consecutive odd numbers the same as the difference of 2 consecutive even numbers?

The difference of 2 odd numbers is 2, which is also the difference of 2 even numbers. Odd numbers and even numbers appear alternatively on the number line.
2. The product of 3 consecutive numbers is always divisible by ___.

For example, 1 x 2 x 3 = 6 and 2 x 3 x 4 = 24. Both 6 and 24 are divisible by 6.
3. If the sum of 2 consecutive odd positive integers is 20, what is the smaller number?

Let the numbers be x and x + 2. Therefore, x + x + 2 = 20. 2x + 2 = 20. 2x = 18. x = 9. The two numbers are 9 and 11.
4. The product of 2 consecutive numbers is always an even number.

Given any 2 consecutive numbers, one of them must be odd and the other one is even. The product of an odd number and an even number is always an even number.
5. The sum of the first 5 consecutive prime numbers is ___.

The first 5 consecutive prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11. Their sum is 28, which is a perfect number.
6. It is known that 10 consecutive numbers have a sum of 55. To solve the values of each of these numbers, we use a method from which field of mathematics?

We introduce an unknown, let say x. Then, by using linear algebra, we let x, x + 1, x + 2, ..., x + 9 be those 10 numbers. Then, 10x + 45 = 55. We get x = 1. So the 10 numbers are 1, 2, ..., 10.
7. The sum of consecutive odd numbers (given that the first term is 1) is always square.

The reason is that 1 + 3 + 5 + ... + (2x + 1) = x^2.
8. Choose the WRONG statement.

Answer: The sum of any 2 consecutive numbers is always an even number.

Actually, the sum of any 2 consecutive numbers is always an odd number. For example, 2 + 3 = 5. Given any 2 consecutive numbers, one of them must be odd, and the other must be even. So, their sum must be an odd number.
9. The ratio of consecutive ___ numbers converges (approaches) to phi (1.618...). What goes in the blank?

The first few Fibonacci numbers are 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13... where each successive term is the sum of the previous two. Phi (1.618...) is also known as the golden ratio.
10. Now a bit of thinking for this question. Can the mean (average) of 2 consecutive prime numbers be a prime number?

Let say the 2 consecutive prime numbers are x and y. Since they are no other prime number between them, their mean is absolutely not a prime number.

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Source: Author Matthew_07

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