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# What are 3 consecutive numbers when the product of the smallest two numbers is 28 less than the square of the largest number?

Updated: 9/16/2023 Wiki User

14y ago

Suppose the three numbers are x-1, x and x+1

then (x-1)*x + 28 = (x+1)2

or x2 - x + 28 = x2 + 2x + 1

or 3x = 27 so that x = 9 and the three numbers are 8, 9 and 10. Wiki User

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