The sum of three consecutive odd numbers is 171. What is the smallest of the three numbers ?
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The sum of three consecutive odd numbers is 171. What is the smallest of the three numbers ?
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1. User Answers konrad509
[tex]2n+1+2n+3+2n+5=171\\ 6n+9=171\\ 6n=162\\ n=27\\\\ 2n+1=2\cdot27+1=\boxed{55}[/tex]