# The sum of three consecutive odd numbers is 111. What is the smallest of the three numbers?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 2, 2016

The smallest of the three numbers is

#### Explanation:

Consecutive odd numbers increase (or decrease) by an amount of

The problem here is you don't know where to start. In fact, this is your unknown, as you are looking for the smallest of the three numbers. Call this

#x = 35#