Predict: I predict that this sum is going to be about finding the values of a certain amount of values to get to a specific number.
Read: The sum of three whole consecutive numbers is 96. What are the three numbers?
BIG question: What are the three numbers?
Solution: The number we have to get to is 96 which is in the nineties. So we need three numbers that add up to ninety which is 30. Now that we have gotten to 90, we need three consecutive numbers adding up to six being 1,2 and 3. So we add the three sums to get our answer:
30 + 1 = 31
30 + 2 = 32
30 + 3 = 33
So those are our three consecutive numbers adding up to 96: 31, 32 and 33.