the sum of three consecutive even numbers is 48. what is the smallest of these numbers?

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the sum of three consecutive even numbers is 48. what is the smallest of these numbers?

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Nguyệt Ánh 3 years 2021-09-05T12:53:47+00:00 2 Answers 3 views 0

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    2021-09-05T12:55:16+00:00

    Answer:

    The smallest number is  

    14

    Explanation:

    Let:
    x= the 1st con.even number

    x+2=the 2nd con.even number

    x+4=the 3rd con.even number

    Add the terms and equate it with the total, 48

    x
    +
    (
    x
    +
    2
    )
    +
    (
    x
    +
    4
    )
    =
    48
    , simplify

    x
    +
    x
    +
    2
    +
    x
    +
    4
    =
    48
    , combine like terms

    3
    x
    +
    6
    =
    48
    , isolate x

    x
    =
    48

    6
    3
    , find the value of x

    x
    =
    14

    0
    2021-09-05T12:55:42+00:00

    Answer:

    15

    Step-by-step explanation:

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