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consecutive means each number in the sequence is 1 more than the previous #

Therefore (Algebraically) (x) + (x+1) + (x+2) =72

3x + 3 = 72

x = 23,

x+1 =24

x+2 = 25

The three numbers are:

23 24 and 25.

The smallest is 23.

Q: The sum of three consecutive numbers is 72 What are the smallest of these numbers?

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The smallest consecutive three numbers that total 120 are... 39, 40 & 41.

The answer to that question is 49,50,51

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Divide the sum of the three consecutive numbers by 3: 75/3=25. The smallest of these numbers will be one less than 25 and the largest will be one more than 25, so the three consecutive numbers will be 24, 25, and 26.

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