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Question from Aris, a parent:

The product of 3 consecutive numbers is 1716. Find their sum.

Hi Aris.

I suggest you "guess and check" for this question. The produce is 1716 and the numbers are consecutive, so they will be close to the cube root of 1716. Put that in your calculator and try consecutive numbers.

Stephen La Rocque.

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