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.
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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.