# Three consecutive multiples of 3 have a sum of 36. What is the greatest number?

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The greatest of the three numbers is 15.

The other two numbers are 9 and 12.

#### Explanation:

The three consecutive multiples of 3 can be written as;

We know from the problem the sum of these three numbers equal 36 so we can write and solve for

Because we are looking for the largest we must add

15

#### Explanation:

A multiple of 3 can be written

So 3 consecutive multiples of 3 can be written

The sum of these is 36

Divide through by 9

If