## Three Consecutive Numbers

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# Three Consecutive Numbers

Suppose three consecutive numbers are added together, and the sum is then multiplied by 3.

- Which of the following expressions represent this situation? Select all that apply, and justify your choices.

3*x *+ 3*x *+ 1 + 3*x *+ 2

3*x *+ 3(*x *+ 1) + 3(*x *+ 2)

3*x *+ 3*x *+ 3 + 3*x *+ 6

*x *+ *x *+ 3 + *x *+ 6

- The total is 162. What are the three consecutive numbers? Explain your answer.