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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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  1. anonymous
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    the options are -26 -22 -30 +24

  2. anonymous
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  4. anonymous
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    Thanks mar...i really need help

  5. marigirl
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    sum of three consecutive EVEN integers x x+2 x+4

  6. anonymous
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    \[x+(x+2(x+4))\] ...So an equation like this i guess

  7. marigirl
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    yes and that will equal -72

  8. anonymous
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    divide -72 by three to find the middle number

  9. anonymous
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    well im not sure....i dont really understnad what it means by least of these numbers...what nums should i plug in for x

  10. anonymous
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    72/3 =24

  11. anonymous
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    -24, and what is one number lower?

  12. anonymous
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    thus making it \[x+(24+2(x+4))\] ...-22 i guess

  13. anonymous
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    -23

  14. anonymous
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    oh oops ok...so what now?

  15. marigirl
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    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

  16. anonymous
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    I just saw even integers sorry -22,-24-26=-72 are the three Which is the least

  17. anonymous
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    -22

  18. anonymous
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    since they are negative -26 would be the lowest

  19. anonymous
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    lowest = closest to zero i think....

  20. marigirl
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    no lowest means closer to negative infinity

  21. anonymous
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    ok....but what about -30....thats farthest and its a negative

  22. anonymous
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    When they are positive numbers the that would be correct. Keep counting backwards and which is the furthest from zero?

  23. marigirl
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    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

  24. anonymous
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    It asked for 3 consecutive numbers that added up to -72 which numbers are those? those 3 will be the only ones to consider

  25. anonymous
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    AHHHHHHH...ok now i get this...jesus christ im thick as maple syrup

  26. anonymous
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    THx guys for the help....

  27. anonymous
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    OMF it was right thanks guys...big help...

  28. anonymous
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    :) :D

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