# Toni, Bianca, and Gemma have three consecutive whole numbers of dollars. The total amount of money they have is $66. How much money does each person have? ##### 1 Answer Jun 17, 2017 $21 , 22 , 23$#### Explanation: The three persons have consecutive whole numbers of dollars which add up to $66.

Let Toni have $x$ dollars. Then Bianca has $\left(x + 1\right)$ dollars and Gemma has

$\left(\left(x + 1\right) + 1\right) = \left(x + 2\right)$

dollars. Note: As they have consecutive dollars, we add $1$ dollar to the previous person's amount.

The sum of the dollars = $66 Thus, $x + \left(x + 1\right) + \left(x + 2\right) = 66$or, $3 x + 3 = 66$(Note: we got $3 x$by adding all $x$and $3$by adding $2$and $1$) So $3 x = 66 - 3 = 63$or $x = \frac{63}{3} = 21$Therefore $x + 1 = 21 + 1 = 22$and $x + 2 = 21 + 2 = 23\$