# The sum of three consecutive integers is 87, what are the integers?

Apr 19, 2018

$28 , 29 , 30$

#### Explanation:

I'll use $x$ to represent the smallest integer (consecutive integers come right after one another, so $x + 1$ and $x + 2$ would be the next two integers):

$x + x + 1 + x + 2 = 87$

$3 x + 3 = 87$

$3 x = 84$

$x = 28$

$x + 1 = 29$

$x + 2 = 30$