The sum of three consecutive odd integers is −291. What are the three integers?

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Feb 9, 2018

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#-99#, #-97# and #-95#

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If the middle integer is #n#, then the other two are #n-2# and #n+2# and we have:

#-291 = (n-2)+n+(n+2) = 3n#

Divide both ends by #3# and transpose to get:

#n = -97#

So the three integers are #-99#, #-97# and #-95#

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