I've tried reading this problem over and over but I'm really bad at math please help me. it would help me so much for brains like you guys on here

## Find three consecutive integers whose sum is -78

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# 2 Answers

consecutive integers are integers that come one after the other. Ex: 1 2 3 are consecutive as are 7 8 9... etc

for this problem, since we do not know the value of the integer we shall call it x.

So we have:

x + (x+1) + (x+2)=-78

combine like terms:

x+x+1+x+2=-78

3x+3=-78

3x=-81

x=-27

so the answer is -27, -26, and -25

Hi Haley ... with 3 consecutive integers, the middle no. is the average ... divide by 3 ...

-78 cut in 3rds is -26 -- the middle number ...

**-25, -26, -27 works**... Best wishes :)