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The sum of 5 consecutive integers is 1,000. What is the value of the greatest of these integers?
I don't know if I should just start randomly plugging in numbers.

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    <<I don't know if I should just start randomly plugging in numbers>>

    unfortunately, lots of folks do math that way, lol

    let the first no. be x
    then the next 4 consecutive numbers would be x+1, x+2, x+3, and x+4

    so x + x+1 + x+2 + x+3 + x+4 = 1000
    5x + 10 = 1000
    5x = 990
    x = 198

    the no's are 198, 199, 200, 201, and 202

    are they consecutive?
    do they add up to 1000 ?

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    Yes they do. Thank you.

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    1000/5 = 200

    That should get you started.

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