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find 3 consective numbers with a sum of 12. find three consective numbers with a sum of 45

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  1. 3 + 4 + 5 = 12

    If you post your answer for a sum of 45, we'll be glad to check your answer.

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  2. please help!
    find 3 consective numbers with a sum of 12. find three consective numbers with a sum of 45

    12/3 = 4 making the three numbers 3, 4 and 5.

    45/3 =

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  3. Nice trick there tchrwill. But too bad it doesn't work if the question ask for an even number of consecutive numbers, you know, like ask for 4 consecutive instead of 3, or 5 or 7 or any odd number.

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  4. Nice trick there tchrwill. But too bad it doesn't work if the question ask for an even number of consecutive numbers, you know, like ask for 4 consecutive instead of 3, or 5 or 7 or any odd number.

    Sorry Jake1234

    Find 4 consecutive numbers that sum to 26.

    26/4 = 6.5 makign the four numbers 5, 6, 7 and 8.

    It does not work for odd numbers, i.e., find four consecutive number that sum to 29. or any odd number.

    Finding a set of "n" consecutive numbers that total a given sum "N", given "n" and "N".

    Sets of n consecutive numbers.
    If both n and N are odd, N/n produces the middle number of the n numbers which is an odd number.
    If n is odd and N is even, N/n produces the middle number of the n numbers which is an even number.
    If both n and N are even, and N/n produces an even number, there is no solution.
    If both n and N are even, and N/n ends in .5 (x.5), the middle two numbers of the n numbers are (x.5 - .5) and (x.5 + .5).
    If n ts n is even and N is odd, there is no solution.

    Sets of n consecutive even numbers:
    N is obviously even.
    If n is even, there are N/n numbers on both sides of N/n.
    If n is odd, N/n isi the middle number of the n numbers.

    Sets of n odd consecutive numbers:
    If N/n is even, therre are N/n numbers on both sides of N/n.
    If N/n is odd, N/n is the middle number of the n numbers.

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