How do you find three consecutive odd integers such that the sum of the first and third equals the sum of the second and 25?
The three consecutive odd integers are 23, 25, 27.
Let's us translate the given expression into algebraic expression:
sum of the first and the third integer equals the sum of the second and 25
that means :
if we add the first and third integer that is :
equals to the sum of the second and 25:
The equation will be stated as:
Solving the equation we have:
So the first odd integer is 23
The second integer will be
The third integer is
So the three consecutive odd integers are:23 ,25 ,27.