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 Click here to see ALL problems on Sequences-and-series Question 473374: Find three consecutive even integers such that the product of the first and second is four less than the square of the third.Answer by stanbon(57203)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Find three consecutive even integers such that the product of the first and second is four less than the square of the third. --- 1st: 2x-2 2nd: 2x 3rd: 2x+2 ------------------- Equation: (2x-2)(2x) = (2x+2)^2-4 --- 4x^2-4x = 4x^2 + 8x + 4 -4 ---- 12x = 0 x = 0 --- 1st: 2*0-2 = -2 2nd: 2x = 0 3rd: 2x+2 = 2 =================== Cheers, Stan H. ===================