#### melbelle719

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*odd*integers is -87. What are the integers?- Thread starter melbelle719
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The sum of three consecutive *odd* integers is -87. What are the integers?

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I'm sorry that I'm asking for what seems like a lot of help (but you don't know how much homework I have and I'm in Algebra) and that it seems like I'm asking for other people to do my work for me but:You have posted 4 problems, and showed no work whatsoever.

Did you read "Read before posting"?

Is you teacher aware that you're trying to get your homework done?

1. I'm not asking other people to do it for me, sorry if I wasn't clear that I just wanted an explanation on a lesson that I was sick for and that I couldn't get the lesson from my teacher when I got back. Also, I was just asking for an explanation on how to do it.

2. I just need some help. Which when I saw that I had a reply to a question I submitted, I was relieved to be getting help which I didn't and that wasn't helping me in my state right now in the least bit.

I'm sorry that I wasn't clear on that.

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2n+1 is odd

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It probably would have been helpful to have mentioned that, right at the beginning. Since what you're wanting is a lesson on this kind of word problem, here's a list:sorry if I wasn't clear that I just wanted an explanation on a lesson that I was sick for....

OK, let's take your word for it!

Your question is:

"The sum of three consecutiveoddintegers is -87. What are the integers?"

An odd integer is usually represented by 2n+1.

So 3 consecutive ones can be: 2n+1, 2n+3, 2n+5

SO: 2n+1+2n+3+2n+5 = -87

That's the "equation"; solve it for n.

\(\displaystyle n \ \ + \ \ n + 2 \ \ + \ \ n + 4 \ = \ -87\)