I am thinking of three consecutive negative numbers. If I multiply the first with the second and then subtract three times the third, the result is 57. What are the numbers? I need to know the correct algebra equation as well to get the numbers. Thanks.
Let the smallest number be x, then its consecutive numbers are x + 1 and x = 2
The equation is ...
It shows how to set up and solve the equation to find three consecutive negative numbers.