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Posted by **TRACY** on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 5:29pm.

HOW YOU DO THIS?

- MAth -
**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 5:44pmLet x = first integer

Then x + 2 = next integer

x + 4 = third integer

x + 6 = fourth consecutive integer

x + x + 2 + x + 4 + x + 6 > 114

4x + 12 > 114

4x > 102

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**Lisa**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 5:52pmthanks

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**RAY**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 5:59pmso the first number would be 25.50

then 2nd would be 27.50

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:01pmRay -- that can't be right. The directions state that these are EVEN numbers.

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**TRACY**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:01pmis that correct

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**TRACY**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:07pmi dont get tell me please

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:18pm102 / 4 = 25.5

The nearest even number is 26. That must be the

Check it out: 26 + 28 + 30 + 32 = ?

Aren't these the smallest possible values for these numbers?

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**RAY**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:19pmyea you had to round

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**TRACY**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:26pmBut look consecutive numbers are Numbers which follow each other in order, without gaps, from smallest to largest.

12, 13, 14 and 15 are consecutive numbers.

THEY ARE NOT EVEN

- YOUR WRONG MS.SUE -
**TRACY**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:31pmIT SHOULD BE WITHOUT GAPS

- MAth -- oops! -
**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:35pmI'm sorry. I thought they were supposed to be even numbers. I apologize.

You're right, there should be no gaps.

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**TRACY**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:35pmok

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:38pmLet's start again. (I think I've read the problem correctly this time.)

x + x + 1 + x + 2 + x + 3 > 114

4x + 6 > 114

4x > 108

x = 27

Check: 27 + 28 + 29 + 30 = 114

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**TRACY**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:41pmthank you

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 6:49pmYou're welcome.

And again -- I'm sorry I steered you wrong.

The few times I taught math, I offered my students extra credit whenever they saw that I'd made a stupid mistake like this.