kenialove
  • kenialove
The product of three consecutive whole numbers is 990. What is the sum of the three whole numbers ? A. 30 B. 33 C. 63 D. 96
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  • katieb
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mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
Start with the sum of 30. Assume one number and start guessing.
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
hint: three consecutive natural numbers are like these: \[\large n,\quad n + 1,\quad n + 2\] so your problem reads now: \[\Large n \cdot \left( {n + 1} \right) \cdot \left( {n + 2} \right) = 990\]
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For example: Is 9 * 10 * 11 = 990? If not, Make a new assumption, and test it.

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For example: Is 8 * 9 * 10 = 990? If not, make a new assumption, and test it.

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