im taking a summer class and this question has me stumped i might just be over thinking it can anyone help me?

Guest Jul 3, 2014

#1**+5 **

represent the numbers as n, n+1, and n+2 as this guarantees that they are consecutive.

Then n+(n+1)+(n+2)=108

3n+3=108

3n=105

n=35

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
Jul 3, 2014

#2**+5 **

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.

Alan
Jul 3, 2014