# The sum of three consecutive numbers is 48. What are the numbers?

So the three numbers are:

There are tree consecutive numbers ( right next to each other on the number line) that are added together

What follows does work.

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Dividing

This is the middle number. The others are one less and one more:

In addition, there is another way to solve this. For instance, you know that the sum of three numbers must add to be 48. Also, you know that they are consecutive.

The equation would look something like this:

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Let's call the three consecutive numbers x, x+1, and x+2. According to the given information, their sum is 48. Setting up the equation:

[ x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) = 48 ]

Solve for x:

[ 3x + 3 = 48 ] [ 3x = 45 ] [ x = 15 ]

So the three consecutive numbers are 15, 16, and 17.

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The three consecutive numbers that sum up to 48 are 15, 16, and 17.

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