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    Please help me

    Consecutive even integers are even whole numbers that follow one another. For example, 12, 14, and 16 are consecutive even integers. If the sum of three consecutive even integers is 66, what are the integers? and the hint that i got is as follows. (Hint: Let x + 1st number)
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    Let x be the first integer. Then the other two integers are x + 2 and x + 4.

    Therefore, x + (x + 2) + (x + 4) = 66
    x + x + 2 + x + 4 = 66
    3x + 6 = 66
    3x = 60
    x = 20

    So the three numbers are 20, 22, 24.
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