# Algebra

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Cant figure out what to do (equations)

1)Find three consecutive even integers with a sum of -30

2)Find four consecutive integers with a sum of 26

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n-2, n, n+2
n-2 + n + n+2 = -30
3 n = -30
n=-10
so
-12 , -10, -8
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n + n+1 + n+2 + n+3 = 26 etc

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I get it but why do we do n-2?

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The second one equals to 32

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I did n-2 to get n in the middle so I would get a simple 3n on the left. I could just as well have used:
n + n+2 + n+4
or
n-4 + n-2 + n

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Also notice that the fact that it is odd or even is not used. Luckily it comes out with n even.

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