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The average of 5 consecutive even numbers A, B,C,D and E is 52. What is the product of B and E?

 (a) 2916 (b) 2988 (c) 3000 (d) 2800 (e) None of these

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(d) Let the five consecutive even numbers be x,
x + 2, x + 4, x + 6 and x + 8 respectively.
According to the question,
x + x + 2 + x + 4 + x + 6 + x + 8 = 5 × 52

B = x + 2 = 48 + 2 = 50 and E = x + 8 = 48 + 8 = 56
 B × E = 50 × 56 = 2800

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