The Quest for 700: Weekly GMAT Challenge

Each week Manhattan GMAT posts a GMAT question on our blog and follows up with the answer the next day. Are you up for the challenge?

Two prime numbers are considered consecutive if no other prime lies between them on the number line. If p1 and p2 are consecutive primes, with |p1p2| > 2, what is the smallest possible absolute value of the coefficient of the x term in the distributed form of the expression (xp1)(xp2)?

(A) 5
(B) 8
(C) 12
(D) 18
(E) 24

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