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Posted by **Michael** on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 6:30pm.

The sum of 3 consecutive odd integers is 87. Find the three integers.

What error did they make?

I don't know where to start. I'm confused, I need help!!!

Help will be greatly appreciated.

- Mathematics -
**Ramma**, Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 6:39pmthe first thing is to find the three numbers, one problem is the variables are all the same if you need the numbers the formula is x+(x+2)+(x+3)=87

- Mathematics -
**Reiny**, Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 11:34pmThe problem is that they have written 3 consecutive numbers, not 3 consecutive ODD numbers.

If the first number is n then the next odd number is n+2, because odd numbers are two apart.

So the equation should have been

n + n+2 + m+4 = 87

Solve that one.

- French/ Latin -
**Bob**, Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 9:35pmNo.

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