What are three consecutive odd integers whose sum is -75?
x = first consecutive odd integer {odd integers are increasing by 2}x + 2 = second consecutive odd integer x + 4 = third consecutive odd integer x + x + 2 + x + 4 = -75 {sum of the three consecutive odd integers is -75} 3x + 6 = -75 {combined like terms} 3x = -81 {subtracted 6 from each side} x = -27 {divided each side by 3} x + 2 = -25 {substituted -27, in for x, into x + 2} x + 4 = -23 {substituted -27, in for x, into x + 4} -27, -25, and -23 are the three consecutive odd integersAsk the House
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