# The sum of three consecutive integers is 72. What are the numbers?

Aug 13, 2016

=23;24; and25

#### Explanation:

Let the three consecutive integers be a-1; a; a+1
So we can write
$a - 1 + a + a + 1 = 72$
or
$3 a = 72$
or
$a = \frac{72}{3}$
or
$a = 24$
therefore the numbers are=23;24; and25