Forums Math Assignment Help The sum of three consecutive even integers is equal to 84. Find the numbers.

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    john Smith
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    The sum of three consecutive even integers is equal to 84. Find the numbers.

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    The difference between two even integers is equal to 2. let x, x + 2 and x + 4 be the three numbers. Their sum is equal to 84, hence

    x + (x + 2) + (x + 4) = 84

    Solve for x and find the three numbers

    x = 26 , x + 2 = 28 and x + 4 = 30

    The three numbers are even. Check that their sum is equal to 84.

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