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The sum of three consecutive even integers is 282. Find the integers.

 

WORK:

x+x+2+x+4=282

3x+6=282

3x=278

x= not an integer

 

Where did I mess up?

 Sep 6, 2020
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Your methodology is correct, but you've made an arithmetic mistake:

 

\(3x+6=282\)

 

\(3x=282-6=276\)

 

\(x=92\)

 

Hope this helps!

 Sep 6, 2020
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Whoops.

 

Thank you so much!~

TheLovely1  Sep 6, 2020

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