Posted by **YRIELLE RHAYNE** on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 7:28am.

The sum of three whole numbers is 193. The smaller two are consecutive integers and the larger two are consecutive even whole numbers.Find the three whole numbers.

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**drwls**, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 7:57am
Let the smallest number be x.

x + (x+1) + (x+3) = 193

3x + 4 = 193

3x = 189

x = 63

So the numbers are 63, 64 and 66.

If you are not allowed to use algebra (as I just did), you will have to try numbers just above 60 until you find a group that works.

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