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Homework Help: Odd Challenge Question in Algebra I Book

  1. Sep 25, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    An even integer can be written as the expression 2n. Find three consecutive even integers with a sum of 54.

    2. Relevant equations
    None, this was a challenge question.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I got that the sum of the digits in 104 (2*52) equals 54 but cannot see any other solutions.
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  3. Sep 25, 2012 #2
    Please close thread
  4. Sep 25, 2012 #3
    The problem is this.

    Find three integers (even) a, b and c such that

    a + b + c = 54

    where a = b-2 and c= b+2

    (b-2) + b + (b+2) = 54

    From there you can solve for b, and then find a and c.
  5. Sep 25, 2012 #4


    Staff: Mentor

    The sum of the digits in 104 is 1 + 0 + 4 = 5.
  6. Sep 25, 2012 #5
    I know what I did wrong now
    Thank you all
    I now ask that this thread be locked or deleted
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