The sum of three consecutive odd integers is 63. What is the smallest number?

x+x+2+x+4=63

3x+6=63

3x=57

x= 19 smallest number

The sum of three consecutive odd integers is 63. What is the smallest number?

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x+x+2+x+4=63

3x+6=63

3x=57

x= 19 smallest number

Middletown, CT

Hi Conny;

x=first integer

x+1=second integer

x+2=third integer

(x)+(x+1)+(x+2)=63

3x+3=63

Let's subtract 3 from both sides to proceed to isolate x...

-3+3x+3=63-3

3x=60

Let's divide both sides by 3...

3x/3=60/3

x=20

Let's check our work...

x=20

x+1=21

x+2=22

Does 20+21+22=63

Yes!

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