anonymous
  • anonymous
HELP PLZ WILL MEDAL, Solve the given number problem. The Sum of three consecutive even integers is -72 what is the least of these numbers? -26 -22 -30 24
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anonymous
  • anonymous
the options are -26 -22 -30 +24
anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks mar...i really need help
marigirl
  • marigirl
sum of three consecutive EVEN integers x x+2 x+4
anonymous
  • anonymous
\[x+(x+2(x+4))\] ...So an equation like this i guess
marigirl
  • marigirl
yes and that will equal -72
anonymous
  • anonymous
divide -72 by three to find the middle number
anonymous
  • anonymous
well im not sure....i dont really understnad what it means by least of these numbers...what nums should i plug in for x
anonymous
  • anonymous
72/3 =24
anonymous
  • anonymous
-24, and what is one number lower?
anonymous
  • anonymous
thus making it \[x+(24+2(x+4))\] ...-22 i guess
anonymous
  • anonymous
-23
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh oops ok...so what now?
marigirl
  • marigirl
NO i got \[x+x+2+x+4=-72\] \[3x+6=-72\] \[3x=-78\] \[x=-26\] the least means that it should be the lowest
anonymous
  • anonymous
I just saw even integers sorry -22,-24-26=-72 are the three Which is the least
anonymous
  • anonymous
-22
anonymous
  • anonymous
since they are negative -26 would be the lowest
anonymous
  • anonymous
lowest = closest to zero i think....
marigirl
  • marigirl
no lowest means closer to negative infinity
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok....but what about -30....thats farthest and its a negative
anonymous
  • anonymous
When they are positive numbers the that would be correct. Keep counting backwards and which is the furthest from zero?
marigirl
  • marigirl
x+x+2+x+4=−72 3x+6=−72 3x=−78 x=−26 ur numbers are -26 -24 -22 all this will add to -72 the least means that it should be the lowest
anonymous
  • anonymous
It asked for 3 consecutive numbers that added up to -72 which numbers are those? those 3 will be the only ones to consider
anonymous
  • anonymous
AHHHHHHH...ok now i get this...jesus christ im thick as maple syrup
anonymous
  • anonymous
THx guys for the help....
anonymous
  • anonymous
OMF it was right thanks guys...big help...
anonymous
  • anonymous
:) :D

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