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 3 years ago
The sum of five consecutive integers is 75.
What is the third number? Please don't give me the answer right away....
 3 years ago
The sum of five consecutive integers is 75. What is the third number? Please don't give me the answer right away....

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ankur504
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x+(x+1)+(x+2)+(x+3)+(x+4)=75

*_Artist_*
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes...Can you help me figure out the answer?

polpak
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Artist, do you see how he arrived at that equation?

*_Artist_*
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes...I understand....

polpak
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, so how many x's do you have there on the left side.

polpak
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, so 5x. And what is the sum of the nonx's on the left side.

INewton
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Protip: Use (x2) + (x1) + x + (x+1) + (x+2)

polpak
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, so the left side is 5x + 10 , and that equals 75. What is x?

polpak
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No. What are the steps to solving \[5x + 10 = 75\]

*_Artist_*
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Umm....multiplication, 5*x?

polpak
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No. Isolate the x term, but subtracting 10 from both sides.

polpak
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0err by subtracting I mean.

polpak
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Then divide both sides by 5 is the second step. What is x?

polpak
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, so 13 is x is the first number, then what is the third number?

polpak
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The sum of 5 sequential integers . The first integer is 13, what is the integer that comes after 13?

*_Artist_*
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Duh,14...so the third number is 15?

polpak
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.013 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 = 75

*_Artist_*
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I fanned you! Can you fan me? you'll be my tenth fan!

polpak
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not that it matters much, but sure ;p

*_Artist_*
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks...It's kinda neat to have ten fans...

INewton
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0My method was cleaner *sad face*

*_Artist_*
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ooh...sorry....*sympathetic face*

polpak
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I agree Newton, but ankur had already started in this vein, and it doesn't matter much either way, so long as the method is understood.

*_Artist_*
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes...I agree...Maybe next time INewton....
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