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The sum of three consecutive even numbers is 36. If x represents the first of the three consecutive even numbers, which equation can be used to find x?

a. x(x+1)+(x+2)=36
b. x+(x+1)(x+2)=36
c. x+(x+2)+(x+4)=36
d. x(x+2)(x+4)=36

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    what do you think?

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    IT was intended to get you to do some thinking. Clearly, I am not the first to fail to do that.

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    for example,
    1st even number- x = 2
    2nd even number- 2 + 2 = 4
    3rd even number- 2 + 4 = 6

    does this help?
    I gave you the answer if you think about it

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    Can u (C) it?

    Start w/ (x) next is (x +2) next is (x + 4)

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    Thank you K I finally get it.

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