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The sum of three consecutive integers is 42. What are the integers?

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ellajensmith | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted September 23, 2013 at 12:41 PM via iOS

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The sum of three consecutive integers is 42. What are the integers?

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM (Answer #1)

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Let the three consecutive integers be x, x+1 and x+2. The sum of the three numbers is 42

x + x + 1 + x + 2 = 42

=> 3x = 39

=> x = 13

The three integers are 13, 14 and 15

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