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anonymous
 one year ago
Sums of consecutive integers
anonymous
 one year ago
Sums of consecutive integers

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The sum of 3 consecutive odd numbers is 117.What is the first number in this sequence?

mathmate
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@kaitlyn_nicole \(31+33+35=99\ne 117\) Perhaps a typo?

zzr0ck3r
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1if I have 3 consecutive odd numbers, then they will be of the form n, n+2, n+4 we want to add them and get 117, so n+(n+2)+(n+4)=117

zzr0ck3r
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1he was not saying you have a typo @jamesr

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but i dont understand this

kaitlyn_nicole
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[37+39+41=117\]

mathmate
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@kaitlyn_nicole Excellent, now can you explain to @jamesr how you got it so that he can solve similar problems?

kaitlyn_nicole
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you do n+(n+2)+(n+4) = 117 thats the equation, tbh i have a very weird way of doing things but i mainly predicted what n was and worked my way from there.

mathmate
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@kaitlyn_nicole I know your way, "guess and check", that's the fastest possible way, but does not work in all cases. We still have to know the proper way to do things to fall back on. Good job!

zzr0ck3r
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I think it's best to help with the set up, with lots of explanation, and let them finish.
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