# math

posted by
**DrBob222**
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I would let #1 = x.

Then #2 = x+1

#3 = x+2

#4 = x+3

The problem says we want the sum of the first three. That will be

x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) and that should be 60 more than the fourth. The fourth is x + 3; therefore, set them equal and add 60 to the fourth. Solve for x.

Post your work if you get stuck.

x+(x+1)+(x+2) = (x+3)+60

Find four consecutive integers such that the sum of the first three is 60 more than the fourth.

What is the best way to solve this?