# INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT The sum of three consecutive natural numbers is 870, find the numbers

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1. quick way:
the average of the three numbers would be
870/3 = 290
Since they are consecutive, they must be
289, 290, 291

long way:
x + x+1 + x+2 = 870
solve for x, and state the numbers

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posted by Reiny

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