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The sum of three consecutive integer numbers is -96. The smallest of the three is?

A

-33.

B

-32.

C

-30.

D

-31.

Soln.
Ans: a

Let the numbers be n - 1, n and n + 1. The sum is 3n. We are given 3n = -96, ⇒ n = $-96/3$, i.e., n = -32. So the smallest is -33.


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