Posted by Julianne on .
The sum of 5 consecutive integers is 1,000. What is the value of the greatest of these integers?
I don't know if I should just start randomly plugging in numbers.

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Reiny,
<<I don't know if I should just start randomly plugging in numbers>>
unfortunately, lots of folks do math that way, lol
let the first no. be x
then the next 4 consecutive numbers would be x+1, x+2, x+3, and x+4
so x + x+1 + x+2 + x+3 + x+4 = 1000
5x + 10 = 1000
5x = 990
x = 198
the no's are 198, 199, 200, 201, and 202
are they consecutive?
do they add up to 1000 ? 
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Julianne,
Yes they do. Thank you.

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Ms. Sue,
1000/5 = 200
That should get you started.