## How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems Part 3

This is the third part of the Solving Consecutive Number Problems Series. In this post, we solve more problems about consecutive numbers. We have already discussed four problems in the **first part **and **second part** of this series, so we start with the fifth example.

**Example 5**

There are 3 consecutive odd numbers. Twice the smallest number is one more than the largest. What are the numbers?

*Solution*

In the first post in this series, we have learned that odd numbers increase by 3 (e.g. 7, 9, and 11). So, let

= the smallest odd number

= the second odd number

= the largest odd number. Continue Reading