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If the sum of 3 consecutive integers is 54, then what is the product

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If the sum of 3 consecutive integers is 54, then what is the product of the smallest and largest of these integers?

a) 280
b) 292
c) 312
d) 320
e) 323
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happy1992 wrote:
If the sum of 3 consecutive integers is 54, then what is the product of the smallest and largest of these integers?

a) 280
b) 292
c) 312
d) 320
e) 323



Hi,
since the three integers are consecutive, the average will give the middle number..
Avg = 54/3 = 18....
smallest integer = 17 and largest integer = 19..
17*19 = 323
E..

No need to calculate, last digit of 17*19 has to be 3, ..
Only E fits in
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happy1992 wrote:
If the sum of 3 consecutive integers is 54, then what is the product of the smallest and largest of these integers?

a) 280
b) 292
c) 312
d) 320
e) 323


x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) = 54;

x = 17 --> x + 2 = 19 --> x(x + 2) = 17*19 = ...3

Answer: E.
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happy1992 wrote:
If the sum of 3 consecutive integers is 54, then what is the product of the smallest and largest of these integers?

a) 280
b) 292
c) 312
d) 320
e) 323


Since the sum of 3 consecutive integers is 54, the middle integer must be the average, which is 54/3 = 18. So the smallest integer must be 17 and the largest must be 19. So the product is 17 x 19 = 323.

Answer: E
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