We know that consecutive numbers are numbers which actually increases by number size.
In the question, the numbers are said to be even numbers. What is the difference between consecutive EVEN numbers like 2,4,6,8? (pause for 10 seconds)
That's right! It's 2!
For consecutive numbers to work, there must be a starting number(for example in 2,4,6,8, the starting number is 2). So, in that sense, we have to make the first number an unknown variable, which would be U.
By counting as 2+4+6+8, however, you get 20. The plan is to break down the numbers. If U is 2, then it would be
Thus, counting, we find 4(U or 2)+6(2)=20.
Thus, doing this method, we find out that for the question, 3 consecutive numbers would have...
Now that we know 3(U) is 186, we can know the value of U.
186 / 3= 62
With reference with U 0r the first number we can find the other numbers.
THERE YOU HAVE IT!
By Marc, Darren, Sean