posted by YRIELLE RHAYNE on .
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.
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.