Consecutive numbers are whole numbers that follow in order such as 3,4,5,.Find the smallest of the five consecutive numbers whose sum is 100.(Surprised)

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- Dec 15th 2009, 07:16 PMronaldjsmallest number
Consecutive numbers are whole numbers that follow in order such as 3,4,5,.Find the smallest of the five consecutive numbers whose sum is 100.(Surprised)

- Dec 15th 2009, 07:21 PMskeeter
- Dec 15th 2009, 07:21 PMVonNemo19
- Dec 15th 2009, 07:33 PMNOX Andrew
Edit: I didn't realize this topic was a duplicate.

Let be the smallest of the five consecutive numbers whose sum is 100.

The number after is .

The number after is .

The number after is .

The number after is .

These are our five consecutive numbers.

We are told their sum is 100. Therefore, .

Combine like terms.

Subtract 100 from both sides of the equation.

Divide by 5 on both sides of the equation.

- Dec 15th 2009, 07:48 PMronaldjsmallest number
Sincere apologies to all about duplicate!..Did not see original posting on Math Help Forum..RJ