# Question #07f4e

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

You know you need 3 integers that all have about the same value because they are consecutive, so divide 39 by 3.

You can then use 2 integers, one greater and one less than -13, to reach -39

#### Explanation:

Given: three consecutive integers with sum of -39

We know that the integers are consecutive, so let

Since we know that the sum of the three integers is -39, we know that

Solving for this:

In this case, by substituting the computed

1st integer = -14

2nd integer = -13

3rd integer = -12

*Note that it does not matter if you add positive 1 or negative 1 just as long as you use consistent terms and you define your variables properly. So regardless of whether you use x, x - 1, x - 2 to define your three integers or x, x + 1, x + 2, you will still arrive at the same answer.