Posted by franklin on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 9:39pm.
If the first and third of three consecutive odd integers are added, the result is 69 less than five times the second integer. Find all three integers.

algebra  jai, Monday, November 8, 2010 at 9:57pm
first represent the unknowns with variables:
let x = first number
let x+2 = second number
let x+4 = third number
*since they are consecutive, and all of them are odd, they have a difference of 2, that's why it's x, x+2, x+4*
now, setup equation using the given conditions:
x + x+4 = 5(x+2)  69
distribute the 5 (right side of equation) and then combine similar terms,
2x + 4 = 5x + 10  69
2x + 4 = 5x  59
simplify this and solve for x.
hope this helps. :)

algebra  franklin, Monday, November 8, 2010 at 10:00pm
thank you

algebra  monique, Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 4:27pm
5+16x<59
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