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The product of 3 consecutive odd numbers is 42735. The largest of these numbers must be?

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The simplest thing to do is find the cube root of 42,735. Use your graphing calculator or trial and error.
The cube root of 42,735 is 34.96186...
Round this to 35. This is the middle number.
The three consecutive odd numbers are 33, 35, and 37.
33*35*37=42,735
The largest is 37.

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