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?
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: Google results for "number word problems.sorry if I wasn't clear that I just wanted an explanation on a lesson that I was sick for....
There's no need for those descriptions. Consecutive odd integers (and consecutive even integers as well) differ by two.OK, let's take your word for it!
Your question is:
"The sum of three consecutive odd integers 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.