I think this problem is unsolvable, but I may be wrong.
"If the sum of three consecutive EVEN integers is equal to 14 less the first integer plus twice the second, find the values of all three integers."
Ok I tried and I always got a 16 number difference. I did a range of random numbers between 0 and 300. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong or if I'm correct.
really? is there a difference between saying (1 - 2) and (-2 + 1)? no, there isn't, they are both equal to -1. i will say i do not like the fact that you grouped the -14 with the n though. that could come back to haunt you had the question been more complicated. the 14 is not linked to the n directly according to the question. don't write it like that
Be careful here. Does the problem say "14 less the first integer" or "14 less than the first integer"? The way you have originally stated the problem, your translated equation would be:
n + n+2 + n+4 = 14-n + 2(n+2)
FWIW, the only time I've ever phrasing like this is in math books, doing these type of problems.