# The sum of three consecutive even #s is 144; what are the numbers?

##### 2 Answers

They are 46, 48, 50.

#### Explanation:

An even number is a multiple of

So you are asking for which value of

I solve it for

The three numbers are

The numbers are 46, 48 and 50.

#### Explanation:

First define the consecutive even numbers:

Even numbers, such as 8, 10, 12 etc. differ by 2.

We could call the numbers

However, an even number can be divided by 2, so any number given as

SO, let the consecutive even numbers be

Their sum is 144, so write an equation:

However, we defined the first even number as

The numbers are 46, 48 and 50.