# Math Help - Verbal Problem

1. ## 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

2. 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 $n$