Find 4 consecutive whole numbers such that the sum of the first three numbers equals the fourth number.
set of whole numbers is {0, 1, 2, 3, ... }
0+1+2 = 3
works for me.
The problem states:
Find 4 consecutive whole numbers such that the sum of the first three numbers equals the fourth number.
Ok, so heres how I think it should be:
x = 1st #
x+1 = 2nd #
x+2 = 3rd #
x+3 = 4th #
(x) + (x+1) + (x+2) = (x+3)
Now if this is correct then this is how it works out...
3x+3=x+3
2x+3=3
2x=0
Now this is where Im stumped. Any help would be appreciated.