The sum of 3 consecutive integers is greater than 30. Let the first consecutive integer be n The second consecutive integer is n + 1 The third consecutive integer is n + 2 The sum is written as: n + n + 1 + n + 2 Combine like terms: (n + n + n) + (1 + 2) 3n + 3 The phrase greater than means an inequality, which we write as: 3n + 3 > 30