im taking a summer class and this question has me stumped i might just be over thinking it can anyone help me?
represent the numbers as n, n+1, and n+2 as this guarantees that they are consecutive.
They would love you to answer 35 but thats incorrect because they asked for the LARGEST number. That is n+2 which is 37
jboy314 has answered a slightly different question from the one asked; forgetting that all even numbers were specified!
With all even numbers we have n + (n+2) + (n+4) = 108 or 3n + 6 = 108, so 3n = 102 and n = 34.
The largest number is therefore 34 + 4 = 38.
Thanks, Alan....I gave him some points anyway.....
Here's a slightly "non-mathematical" way to do this.....
Divide 108 by 3 = 36
So, 36 + 36 + 36 = 108 Subtract 2 from the first 36 and add 2 to the last
34 + 36 + 38
And there's your answer.....!!!