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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The answer sheet says the odd integers are 15, 17, and 19. I have no idea whats going on

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You must NAME the three integers. Do that first.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x = first odd integer?

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Good try, but it is only by luck that it will be odd. How do you REQUIRE it to be odd?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You don't have to go to that extent. Because they are consecutive odd integers, you know exactly what the difference is between the third one and the first one. Then the question becomes much simpler.

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1That may be true for this problem, but it is not a general solution to all such problems. Name the three odd integers.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Let the second odd integer be \(x\) and build a fairly simple equation based on the question.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A general solution is not required for a specific problem.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay im gonna try and figure it out right now

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1A general solution is required for ALL problems. We can worry about esoterica later. If you are in a contest, where speed is of the essence, let's find all the speedup, short cuts we can. When we are learning to be consistent, correct, and easily followed, please be more deliberate and distinct. Name the three integers.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0would the third integer be 4?

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Does that sound odd to you? What did you name the integers?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How much is 3 times the difference between the 3rd and 1st odd integer?

sohailiftikhar
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4ok first know that the sum and difference of two odd integers is even

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ah! Another singleproblem solver.

sohailiftikhar
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4now consider three consecutive odd integers 2x+1, 2x+3,2x+5

sohailiftikhar
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4now can you solve it ?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah i can but how did you get it? Three times the difference of the third and first odd integer is five less than the second odd integer so do you have to multiply or subtract?

sohailiftikhar
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4what is that mean ?'' singleproblem solver ''

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Seriously, if you effectively name the integers, everything everyone is trying to tell you will be seen clearly before your eyes. To bad soha... did the naming for you. It would have been useful to have you come up with that. Keep in mind that it is not the only definition. It could be 2x1, 2x+1, 2x+3. You just have to keep track of your clear and useful definitions. You were originally going for x,x+2,and x+4. That MIGHT work, but only if you get luck and find a solution where x is odd. With 2x+1, knowing that x is an integer, 2x+1 MUST be odd.

sohailiftikhar
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4yes you can also consider these numbers as well

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.11st odd integer: 2x+1 2nd odd integer: 2x+3 3rd oddineger: 2x+5 Build it from the problem statement.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah i can do that.. but like im so lost on how you guys found the integers

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1We didn't FIND them. We just NAMED them.

sohailiftikhar
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4here first know this thing that odd integers are 1,3,5,7..... now these are like 2x+1 here put any value of x you will get odd integer try it

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If you KNOW x is an integer, then 2x is an EVEN integer and 2x+1 is an ODD integer. That's all.

sohailiftikhar
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4know you have to consider three consecutive odd integers so you can consider 2x+1,2x+3,2x+5 or 2x1,2x+1,2x+3

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1441085018113:dw

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1441085108455:dw

sohailiftikhar
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4no you can consider these numbers because you don't know what x is

sohailiftikhar
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4you are using answers to make integers huh ...? lol

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1No,see, triciaal is using the magic method. It will only be by luck if x turns out to be odd.

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x is an odd integer to count by odd numbers you are counting by 2's

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah starting to understand now lol

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You can SAY it is odd, but if your solution produces x = 14 what will you do?

sohailiftikhar
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4but we are discussion the general method right ? so we have to use proper way

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah its general strategy

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@tkhunny what magic method? go back to basics count by 2's for the next number

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Asked and answered. You do not KNOW that x will be odd. You have defined ODD or EVEN consecutive integers. There is nothing in your definition that REQUIRES them to be odd.

sohailiftikhar
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4ok so we done now ?

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the question said it was odd

sohailiftikhar
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4agree with @tkhunny

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Your definition didn't.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you guys for your help, I will eventually figure it out. :)

sohailiftikhar
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4we ca solve questions of math by different methods but we have to use a proper method to solve a general problem

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@glitterythings do you want me to review what I did ?

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1...and I retract my statement where I called @sohailiftikhar a singleproblem solver.

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x is an odd integer consecutive means in counting order to count by odd numbers example 1, 3, 5 7 counting by 2's so before x will be (x2) and after x will be (x +2)

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0next use the information given to set up the equation

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can i always use that method? but with different information?

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1{sigh} And if you are lucky, x will turn out to be odd. You can always solve with a method that REQUIRES your result to take on the REQUIRED form.

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1441085808490:dw

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0simplify the equation, solve for x
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