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    3 consecutive integers are such that three times the smallest is 14 more than the largest. find the integers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blame_canada100 View Post
    3 consecutive integers are such that three times the smallest is 14 more than the largest. find the integers.
    You have three consecutive numbers: n, (n+1), (n+2)

    3 times the smallest is 14 more than the largest: 3n=14+(n+2)

    Thus: 3n=n+16

    Therefore: 2n=16

    Finally: n=8

    So the numbers are: 8, 9, and 10.
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