Question

# The sum of three consecutive even integers is −60. Find the three integers.

Answer

-22, -20, -18

- Define the first even integer as x.
- Find the next two consecutive even integers in terms of x. The next even integer is x+2 and the one after that is x+4.
- Write an equation to represent the sum of these three even integers. x+(x+2)+(x+4)=-60
- Solve for x: 3x+6=-60. 3x=-66. x=-22.
- Find the three even integers: -22, -20, -18.