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 Question 234289: Please help me solve this word problem: Find three consecutive odd integers such that three times the second minus the third is 17 more than the first. ----Thank you =)Answer by stanbon(57361)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Find three consecutive odd integers such that three times the second minus the third is 17 more than the first. ----------------------- 1st: 2x-1 2nd: 2x+1 3rd: 2x+3 ---------------- Equation: 3(2x+1)-(2x+3) = (2x-1)+17 4x = 2x+16 2x = 16 x = 8 ------------ 1st: 2x-1 = 15 2nd: 17 3rd: 19 ==================== Cheers, Stan H.