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The sum of three consecutive integers is 528. The smallest integer among the three integers is?

x = 1st integer

x + 1 = 2nd integer

x + 2 = 3rd integer

x + x + 1 + x + 2 = 528 {sum of three consecutive integers is 528}

3x + 3 = 528 {combined like terms}

3x = 525 {subtracted 3 from both sides}

x = 175 {divided both sides by 3}

x + 1 = 176

x + 2 = 177

**smallest is 175
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