#### How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems

Anytime you have a consecutive number word problem you need to set it up like this:

If the numbers are consecutive:

First Number: X

Second Number: X+ 1

Third Number: X+2

Fourth Number: X+3

and so on....

For example:

The sum of 4 consecutive numbers is 29, what are the numbers?

Set up the problem:

First is X, second is X+ 1, third X + 2, and fourth is X + 3

X + X+1+ X+ 2+ X+ 3=28

4X + 5= 28

4X=29-5

4X= 24

X=6

My numbers are 6,7,8 and 9

If they ask you for Odd or Even consecutive numbers

First: X

Second: X + 2

Third: X + 4

Fourth: X + 6

and so on ....