four consecutve odd intergers who sum is 51

lee

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four consecutve odd intergers who sum is 51

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i) Pick a variable for the first number.

ii) Use what you know about integers, and how "far apart" consecutive odds are, to create expressions for the next three numbers.

iii) Sum the variable in (i) and the expressions in (ii). Simplify.

iv) Set the result in (iii) equal to the given total.

v) Solve the equation in (iv) for the variable.

vi) Review, in (i), the definition of the variable, and use this to find the four numbers.

If you get stuck, please reply showing how far you have gotten in working through the steps. Thank you! :D

Eliz.
 

Subhotosh Khan

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lee said:
four consecutve odd intergers who sum is 51

please help
Are you sure you posted the problem correctly?

If you add two odd integers - the sum is even. Adding four odd integers (consecutive or otherwise) cannot give an odd number.
 
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