SOLUTION: Q? using only five odd numbers, add them up so that the result is 32, the five odd numbers have to be whole numbers only.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numbers Word Problems Question 17639: Q? using only five odd numbers, add them up so that the result is 32, the five odd numbers have to be whole numbers only.Answer by venugopalramana(3286)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Now coming to this specific problem 5 odd numbers can never add up to an even number .it is impossible.that is why ,i thought there might be some error in your question and gave the answer assuming 6 numbers.you can understand this taking 1,2,3,4,5,6..etc odd numbers add them and check.mathematically..an odd number is given by 2n+1..so 5 times that is 5(2n+10)=10n+5..10n being always even ,when 5 is added to it it will become odd and never even . it is only by guess you can do taking first 5 consecutive positive odd numbers to get a sum of above 32 we get 3+5+7+9+11=35..so we take -1+1+5+7+9+11=32..as the answer