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The sum of three consecutive odd numbers is 63. What is the smallest of these numbers?

please show how you got the answer. For my neighbor, she needs help and I honestly don't know either.

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20, 21, 22. Its quite simple actually. If you look at the number 63 you see that the right number is 3 so i guessed it would be 3 numbers with 0s, 1s, and 2s on the end. And then you look at the 6 which is the number on the left. If you find the square root of 6 you get 2. So thats how I got the numbers 20, 21, and 22. NEVER MIND FORGET ALL OF THIS!!!!! I DIDNT SEE THE PART WHERE YOU SAID ODD NUMBERS HAHA

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17+21+25=63. The answer is 17 (I think)

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21. 63 divided by 3

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By consecutive u mean all the same number right?
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19 + 21 + 23 = 63, so 19 is the smallest.

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Let x = 1st odd integer
x + 2 = 2nd odd integer
x + 4 = 3rd odd integer
x + x+2 + x+4 = 63
3x + 6 = 63
-6. -6
3x = 57
/3. /3
x = 19, x+2 = 21, x+4 = 23.