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The sum of four consecutive even integers is the same as the least of the integers. Find the integers.

I'm not sure how to solve it and put it in an equation!

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  1. Let 2x be the least. Then the next 3 even integers are 2x+2, 2x+4, 2x+6

    So, add them up:

    2x + 2x+2 + 2x+4 + 2x+6 = 2x
    Now solve for x, and ...

    Extra credit: We used 2x to make sure it was an even number. What would have happened if we had just used x instead?

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