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the sume of three consecutive odd integers if five less than twice the smallest of these integers. Find the smallest of these integers and find the greatest of these integers.??

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    let 2x+1 = first odd integer let 2x+3 = 2nd odd integer let 2x+5 = 3rd odd integer Sum = 2x+1+2x+3+2x=5=6x+9 Problem stated that the sum is 5 less than twice the smallest of these integers. Sum = 2(2x+1) - 5. write the equation 6x + 9 = 2(2x+1)-5 6x+ 9 = 4x +2 -5 6x-4x=-12 2x = -12 x=-6 first odd integer =-12+1 = -11 2nd odd integer =-12+3 = -9 3rd odd integer =-12 +5= -7 The smallest of these integers is -11 The sum of these integers is -27 which is 5 less than twice -11 or-22

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