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Q: the sum of three consecutive numbers is 27. what is th smallest number?
A: Let the 3 consecutive numbers be x ,x+1 and x+2 . SO , x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) = 27 3x + 3 = 27 3x = 24 x = 24/3 = 8 SO the smallest number is 8.
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Let the 3 consecutive numbers be x ,x+1 and x+2 .

SO ,
x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) = 27

3x + 3 = 27

3x = 24

x = 24/3 = 8

SO the smallest number is 8.
Added 12/12/2014 8:58:54 PM
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Confirmed by vchutkan [12/12/2014 9:33:40 PM]
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