Posted by T.Gracken on October 28, 2002 at 11:55:47:
In Reply to: Any help is needed posted by Frances on October 28, 2002 at 10:34:14:
: The sum of three consecutive integers is 279. What are the integers?
: I know that the ntegers are 91,93 and 95. When I write the Algebraic expression is the final answer
: x+(x+2)+(x+3) = 279? Do I go further with this problem? Please help.
if the problem is three consecutive integers then your answer is incorrect as 91,93, and 95 are not consecutive integers. (they are consecutive odd integers)
so, if x is the first integer, the next two consecutive integers are x+1 and x+2
now solve for x
-> 3x+3 = 279
-> 3x = 276
-> x = 92
so the three consecutive integers would be 92, 93, 94
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