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The Sum of Three Consecutive Odd Numbers is 57. Find the Numbers. - Mathematics

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The sum of three consecutive odd numbers is 57. Find the numbers.

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Solution

Let the three consecutive odd numbers be x, x+2, x+4.

According to the statement :

x + x + 2 + x + 4 = 57

⇒ x + x + x = 57 – 2 – 4

⇒ 3x = 51

⇒ x = 17

Three consecutive odd numbers are 17, 19, 21

Concept: Solving Linear Inequations
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Selina Concise Mathematics Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 14 Linear Equations in one Variable
Exercise 14 (B) | Q 12 | Page 169
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