# Problem #1055

 1055 The sum of $5$ consecutive even integers is $4$ less than the sum of the first $8$ consecutive odd counting numbers. What is the smallest of the even integers? $\textbf{(A) } 6 \qquad\textbf{(B) } 8 \qquad\textbf{(C) } 10 \qquad\textbf{(D) } 12 \qquad\textbf{(E) } 14$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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