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### Question

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.