# How do you find three consecutive even integers if their sum is 36?

##### 1 Answer

May 19, 2018

The numbers are:

#### Explanation:

Let the first even number be

then the second even number is

and the third even number is

If you don't understand why for the above, just think of an example. Three consecutive even numbers can be:

You can see that consecutive even numbers all have a difference of 2.

Since their sum is 36,

then:

Hence, the numbers are: