# Find three consecutive integers such that their sum is 78.

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Find three consecutive integers such that their sum is 78.

answered Jul 12 by (-4,953 points)

Sum of three consecutive numbers = 78
Let first number = x
Then second number = x + 1
and third number = x + 2
Then x + x+1+x + 2 = 78
⇒ 3x + 3 = 78
⇒ 3x = 78 – 3 = 75
⇒ x = $\frac { 75 }{ 3 }$ =25
∴First number=25
Second number = 25 + 1 = 26
and third number = 26 + 1 = 27
Then the three required numbers are 25, 26,27