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Word problemFour times the sum of three consecutive odd integers is seven hundred sixtyfive less than three times the product of the larger two numbers. What are the three integers? Last edited by sunny (20051003 17:51:47) #2 20051003 22:47:23
Re: Word problemCalling the middle one x, the three consecutive odd integers would be x2, x and x+2. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #4 20051005 02:04:24
Re: Word problemx, x+2, x+4 is still right, it's just that my way is easier because the 2 and the +2 cancel each other out sometimes. Why did the vector cross the road? It wanted to be normal. #5 20051005 08:13:35
Re: Word problemConsecutive just means "following in order", so any method like that will work. 7,8,9 are consecutive numbers. 13,15,17,19,21 are consecutive odd numbers. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman 