# SOLUTION: the sum of three consecutive even numbers is 12. find the three numbers. (Hint: let the first number be x)

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 Question 620896: the sum of three consecutive even numbers is 12. find the three numbers. (Hint: let the first number be x)Answer by math-vortex(472)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Hi, there-- . Use the hint. Let the first number be x. The numbers are consecutive even numbers (like 6, 8, 10), so the second number is two more than the first, x+2. The third number is two more than the second number, so it is x+2+2, or simply x+4. . We are told that the sum of the three numbers is 12. Writing this as an equation, we have x + x+2 + x+4 = 12 . Solve for x by combining like terms. 3x + 6 = 12 3x = 12 - 6 3x = 6 x = 2 . The first number is 2, the second is 4, and the third is 6. When we add them together, we have 2+4+6=12. Perfect! . Hope this helps. Please feel free to email me if you have questions about this problem. . Ms.Figgy math.in.the.vortex@gmail.com the sum of three consecutive even numbers is 12. find the three numbers. (Hint: let the first number be x)