# Finding Consecutive Numbers

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In this lesson, you will learn how to find three consecutive numbers that add up to a given sum. First, determine what the question is asking and identify that three consecutive numbers are needed. Next, represent these numbers with variables and write an equation that equates their sum to the given value. Simplify the equation and solve for the variable, which will give you the first of the three consecutive numbers. Finally, use the consecutive nature of the numbers to determine the other two and write out all three values.

Lesson Description:

Find three consecutive numbers whose sum is 138

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