Name: walter Who is asking: Student Level: Secondary
Question: Three whole numbers , when added two at a time,yield the sums 75, 111, and 128. Find the smallest of these three whole #'s. Hi Walter, If the three numbers are a, b and c where a is the smallest and c is the largest. The sum of the smaller two is 75 and the sum of the larger two is 128. That is
a + c = 111 b + c = 128 The other fact to observe here that
so
I think you can finish it now.
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