Mathematics
LisbethLoukidis
2015-10-30 18:55:57
the sum of three consecutive numbers is 87. what is the smallest of the 3 numbers?
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tessanichole13
2015-10-30 19:31:09

The answer is 33 i think. mabye

kellyhutchens
2015-10-30 19:32:24

n = smallest number n+1 = 2nd number n+2 = largest number set their sum to 87 n + n + 1 + n + 2 = 87 3n + 3 = 87 -3 -3 ----------------- 3n = 84 ---- ----- 3 3 --------------- n = 28 The smallest number is 28

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