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    Solving problems using linear equations

    The average of three consecutive odd numbers is -3. Find the largest number.
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    [N+(N+2)+(N+4)]/3=-3

    You can do the rest Joker
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    Quote Originally Posted by VonNemo19 View Post
    [N+(N+2)+(N+4)]/3=-3

    You can do the rest Joker
    [N+(N+2)+(N+4)] = -9
    3N + 6 = -9
    3N = -15
    N = -5

    N + 2 = -5 + 2 = -3
    N + 4 = -5 + 4 = -1

    The largest number out of -5, -3 and -1 is -1. So, the answer is -1.
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    Right on!

    Very good!
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