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Five times the smallest of three consecutive odd integers is ten more than twice the longest. Find the integers.
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The sum of three consecutive integers is one hundred twenty nine. Find the integers.
The sum of three numbers is forty two. The second number is twice the first number, and the third number is three less than the second number. Find the three numbers.

algebra  MathMate, Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 8:32am
Five times the smallest of three consecutive odd integers is ten more than twice the longest.
Let the middle integer be x.
then the three odd integers are x2, x, x+2.
Five times the smallest = 5(x2)
ten more than twice the longest= 2(x+2)+10
so
5(x2) = 2(x+2) + 10
5x10 = 2x+4 + 10
5x2x = 4 + 10 + 10
3x = 24
x = 8
The three integers are 6,8 and 10.
You can solve the other problems in the same way. If you have difficulties, post what you have done.
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