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The product of three whole numbers is 24. The sum of the numbers is 9. What are the numbers?

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Oct 19, 2010
Logic - 4th Grade Algebra
by: Staff



The question:

The product of three whole numbers is 24. The sum of the numbers is 9. What are the numbers?



The answer:


The product of three whole numbers is 24. The sum of the numbers is 9. What are the numbers?

Since the numbers are whole numbers, they must be positive integers.

The only choices for the numbers are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Since the product of all three numbers is 24, none of the numbers can be a zero.

Since the sum of all three numbers is 9, none of the numbers can be 9 or 8.

The only choices remaining for the numbers are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Final Answer: By trial and error, the three numbers are: 2, 3, and 4

Check the answer:

2 * 3 * 4 = 24

2 + 3 + 4 = 9





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