# Math

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I just googled 'what is a consecutive number'. I kind of understand what it means, but I need to know what two consecutive numbers add to 257.

Hope you can help me!!!
Thanks
Mason

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257 / 2 = 128.5

128 + 129 = 257

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Ok, so if the number was even, would you do the same thing?

Mason

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No two consecutive numbers add up to an even number.

19 + 20 = ?
45 + 46 = ?

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Ok. So there can't be a consecutive number "set" when the number is a even number?

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You could have a three consecutive number set with an even number.

19 + 20 + 21 = 60

Or you could have three consecutive even numbers that add up to an even number.

18 + 20 + 22 = 60

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Ok, thank you sooo much I get it now!!

Thanks again
Mason

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Great!! And, you're welcome, Mason.

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