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If the sum of 3 consecutive numbers is 72, what is the largest number?

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Algebraically.

X + (X + 1) + (X + 2) = 72

3X + 3 = 72

3X = 69

X = 23

X + 1 = 24

X + 2 = 25

======25 is the largest number here.

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Lard Ass commented
Hi John! My eyes cross if I try and follow your answers lol! But as always, a good one!
John McCann
John McCann commented
I' sure that with very little review you would remember this simple algebra. Think algebraically!
Lard Ass
Lard Ass commented
Lol! You're right of course!

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