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

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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