What is the smallest of three consecutive integers if
the sum of the smaller two integers is equal to 177 less than four times the largest?
Note: Consecutive integers are integers that come one after the other. For example: -3, -2 and -1 or 14, 15 and 16. Therefore, if the first number is x, the second is x + 1 and the third is x + 2. Each time we add one to the previous integer to get the next consecutive integer.
smallest number ---- x
middle number ------ x+1
larger number --------x+2
x + x+1 = 4(x+2) - 177
2x+1 = 4x+8-117
-2x = -110
x = 55posted by helpppp
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PS. by sheer coincidence "helppp's" solution is identical to mine.posted by Reiny