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The sum of the three numbers is 59. The second is 6 more than the first. The third is 1...

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cindy0123 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 26, 2013 at 7:46 PM via web

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The sum of the three numbers is 59. The second is 6 more than the first. The third is 1 more than the twice the first. Find the numbers.

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jeew-m | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 26, 2013 at 9:42 PM (Answer #1)

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Let the first number be x.

Then the second number would be x+6.

third number would be 2x+1.

 

It is given that the sum of these is 59.

 

`x+x+6+2x+1 = 59`

`4x = 52`

`x = 13`

 

So the answers are as follows.

First number = 13

Second number = 19

Third number = 27

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