Posted by **AD** on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 5:51pm.

The sum of three consecutive even numbers is 36. If x represents the first of the three consecutive even numbers, which equation can be used to find x?

a. x(x+1)+(x+2)=36

b. x+(x+1)(x+2)=36

c. x+(x+2)+(x+4)=36

d. x(x+2)(x+4)=36

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 6:00pm
what do you think?

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 6:13pm
IT was intended to get you to do some thinking. Clearly, I am not the first to fail to do that.

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**helper**, Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 6:20pm
for example,

1st even number- x = 2

2nd even number- 2 + 2 = 4

3rd even number- 2 + 4 = 6

does this help?

I gave you the answer if you think about it

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**K**, Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 8:47pm
Can u (C) it?

Start w/ (x) next is (x +2) next is (x + 4)

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**AD**, Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 10:27pm
Thank you K I finally get it.

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