# Word Problem : Application of Sums of Odd and Even Numbers

Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

As Jack finished a section of the novel he was reading, his wife posed a curious question: "Dear, suppose you took the page numbers of the section you just read and added them together. What would you get?

Jack summed them rather hastily and said, "Well, I may have to double-check my arithmetic. It's either 412 or 512, I'm not sure.

Which is it and why?

Â© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:14 pm ad1c9bdddfhttps://brainmass.com/math/algebra/word-problem-application-of-sums-of-odd-and-even-numbers-36438

#### Solution Preview

The answer is 412.

The logic is that the totals of the first and last pages must be an odd figure, ...

#### Solution Summary

A word problem is solved by appying sums of odd and even numbers.

$2.49