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anonymous
 one year ago
The sum of four consecutive integers is 74.
What is the first integer?
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anonymous
 one year ago
The sum of four consecutive integers is 74. What is the first integer? 16 17 18 19

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AbdullahM
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do you know what consecutive integers mean?

AbdullahM
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1"Consecutive integers are integers that follow each other in order. They have a difference of 1 between every two numbers. In a set of consecutive integers, the mean and the median are equal. If n is an integer, then n, n+1, and n+2 would be consecutive integers. " ~ https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consecutive_integer

AbdullahM
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So, we can make an equation since we know they are consecutive integers... Also by seeing the example in the last paragraph I copied and pasted above. So we have: \(\sf\Large x + (x+1) + (x+2) + (x+3) = 74\)

AbdullahM
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Simplify that and solve for x.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x+x+1+x+2+x+3=74 (x+x+x+x)+(1+2+3)=74 4 x's add 1+2+3=6 4x+6=74 subract 6 from both sides 4x=68 Divide both sides by 4 4x/4=68/4 And my answer was x=17

AbdullahM
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Correct, good job! :D
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