# SOLUTION: Find three consecutive even numbers whose sum is 42. Show all your work using algebra.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Exponents Question 613129: Find three consecutive even numbers whose sum is 42. Show all your work using algebra. Found 2 solutions by Charles1947, MathTherapy:Answer by Charles1947(18)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The question is not correct. IF WE Let x=the first number then x+1= the second number and x+2 =the third number then x+x+1+x+2=42 combine terms 3x+2=42 subtract 2 from both sides of the equation 3x=40 THEN x=13.33333 not a whole number. Answer by MathTherapy(1421)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Find three consecutive even numbers whose sum is 42. Show all your work using algebra. Let the first even integer be E Then other 2 are: E + 2, and E + 4 We now have: E + E + 2 + E + 4 = 42 3E + 6 = 42 3E = 36 E, or 1st even integer = , or 12, and the 3 CONSECUTIVE EVEN integers are: , , and Send comments and “thank-yous” to “D” at MathMadEzy@aol.com