Let the 3 integers be x, y, and z. y = x + 1 z = y + 1, or x + 2. Set up our equation: x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) = 42 Group our variables and constants: (x + x + x) + (1 + 2) = 42 3x + 3 = 42 Subtract 3 from each side: 3x = 39 Divide each side of the equation by 3: x = 13 So y = x + 1 = 14 z = x + 2 = 15 (x,y,z) = (13,14,15)