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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.

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asked by Joshua pouncy
  1. 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 = 55

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    posted by helpppp
  2. See
    http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1473903464

    when you were Madison

    PS. by sheer coincidence "helppp's" solution is identical to mine.

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    posted by Reiny

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