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Three consecutive integers add up to 51. What are these integers?

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The three consecutive numbers are 10,14 and 19
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The three consecutive numbers are 13,15 and 19.
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The three consecutive numbers are 11,13 and 15.
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The three consecutive numbers are 16, 17 and 18.
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Solution

The correct option is C The three consecutive numbers are 16, 17 and 18.
Let the three consecutive numbers be x,(x+1) and (x+2). Then,
x+(x+1)+(x+2)=51
3x+3=51
3x=513=48
x=483=16
Hence, the three consecutive numbers are 16,17 and 18.


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