Problem #1543

 1543 What is the minimum value of $\left|x-1\right| + \left|2x-1\right| + \left|3x-1\right| + \cdots + \left|119x - 1 \right|$? $\textbf{(A)}\ 49 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 50 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 51 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 52 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 53$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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