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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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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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ankur504Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
x+(x+1)+(x+2)+(x+3)+(x+4)=75
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*_Artist_*Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes...Can you help me figure out the answer?
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Artist, do you see how he arrived at that equation?
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*_Artist_*Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes...I understand....
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ok, so how many x's do you have there on the left side.
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ok, so 5x. And what is the sum of the nonx's on the left side.
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INewtonBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Protip: Use (x2) + (x1) + x + (x+1) + (x+2)
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ok, so the left side is 5x + 10 , and that equals 75. What is x?
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No. What are the steps to solving \[5x + 10 = 75\]
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*_Artist_*Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Umm....multiplication, 5*x?
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No. Isolate the x term, but subtracting 10 from both sides.
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
err by subtracting I mean.
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Then divide both sides by 5 is the second step. What is x?
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ok, so 13 is x is the first number, then what is the third number?
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The sum of 5 sequential integers . The first integer is 13, what is the integer that comes after 13?
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*_Artist_*Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Duh,14...so the third number is 15?
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
13 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 = 75
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*_Artist_*Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I fanned you! Can you fan me? you'll be my tenth fan!
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Not that it matters much, but sure ;p
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*_Artist_*Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thanks...It's kinda neat to have ten fans...
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INewtonBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
My method was cleaner *sad face*
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*_Artist_*Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ooh...sorry....*sympathetic face*
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polpakBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I 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.
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*_Artist_*Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes...I agree...Maybe next time INewton....
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