# Verbal Problem

• May 24th 2010, 12:56 PM
cristinaivelisse
Verbal Problem
The sum of 4 consecutive integers is 186. What is the SMALLEST of the integers?

I need help formulating the equation for this problem
• May 24th 2010, 01:02 PM
e^(i*pi)
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Originally Posted by cristinaivelisse
The sum of 4 consecutive integers is 186. What is the SMALLEST of the integers?

I need help formulating the equation for this problem

Let $n$ be the smallest integer. Thus $n+(n+1)+(n+2)+(n+3) = 4n+6 = 186$

Solve for $n$