# Consecutive Numbers - Examples and Questions with Answers

May 27, 2021## What are Consecutive Numbers?

Whole numbers that follow each other in ascending order are known as **consecutive numbers**. Examples of consecutive numbers are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 100, 101, 102, 103, and so on.

## Examples of Consecutive Numbers in real life

Consecutive numbers are practically used everywhere.

- The chapters in a book,
- The number of floors in a building,
- The number of days in a month,
- Roll number of pupils in a school,
- The result of a running competition.

are some of the examples where consecutive numbers are in use.

## Consecutive Numbers Word Problems

**Questions:**

- The sum of two consecutive numbers is 33. Find the numbers.
- The sum of two consecutive numbers is 31. What is the product of the two numbers?
- The sum of three consecutive numbers is 42. What are the three numbers?
- The average of three consecutive numbers is 35. What is the third number?
- The sum of four consecutive numbers is 50. What is the sum of the second and the fourth number?

**Answers:**

- 16, 17
- 240
- 13, 14, 15
- 36
- 26

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## Consecutive Even Numbers Word Problems

Even numbers are those numbers that end in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8. Similar to consecutive numbers we can define **even consecutive numbers** as even numbers that follow each other in ascending order. Examples of even consecutive numbers are 12, 14, 16, 18 or 100, 102, 104, 106, and so on.

**Questions:**

- The sum of two even consecutive numbers is 42. What are the two numbers?
- The sum of the first and the third even consecutive number is 40. Find the three numbers.
- The sum of three even consecutive numbers is 96. Find the sum of the next three even consecutive numbers.
- Verify the statement. Is the sum of three even consecutive numbers equal to three times the middle number?
- The average of two even consecutive numbers is equal to 23. What is the average of the next three numbers?

**Answers:**

- 20, 22
- 18, 20, 22
- 114
- 66
- 84

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## Consecutive Odd Numbers Word Problems

Odd numbers are those numbers that end in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9. Similar to even consecutive numbers we can define **odd consecutive numbers** as odd numbers that follow each other in ascending order. Examples of odd consecutive numbers are 21, 23, 25, 27 or 101, 103, 105, 107, and so on.

**Questions:**

- The sum of two odd consecutive numbers is 44. Find the numbers.
- The sum of the second and third odd consecutive number is 36. What are the three numbers?
- The average of the first and the third odd consecutive numbers is 43. Find the three numbers.
- Two times the first odd consecutive plus three times the second odd consecutive is 61. What are the two odd consecutive numbers?
- The sum of four consecutive odd numbers is 136. What is the sum of the first and the last number?

**Answers:**

- 21, 23
- 15, 17, 19
- 41, 43, 45
- 11, 13
- 68

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## Consecutive Multiples Word Problems

Multiples are numbers that come in the times’ table of a number. For example 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 are multiples of 3. Similar to consecutive numbers we can define** consecutive multiples** as multiples that follow each other in ascending order. Examples of consecutive multiples are 12, 16, 22, 26, 30 or 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, and so on.

**Questions:**

- The sum of two consecutive multiples of 4 is equal to 44. Find the two numbers.
- The average of three consecutive multiples of 6 is 30. Find the fourth number.
- The average of the first and the second multiple of three consecutive multiples of 4 is 14. Find the three numbers.
- Three consecutive multiples of 5 have a sum equal to 150. What are the next three numbers?
- Three times the first consecutive multiple of 8 plus 2 times the second consecutive multiple of 8 is 56. Find the average of the first five multiples?

**Answers:**

- 20, 24
- 42
- 12,16, 20
- 60, 65, 70
- 48

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## How to solve Consecutive Numbers Problems?

**Example 1: The sum of the first and the third even consecutive number is 40. Find the three numbers.**

**Solution:**

**Example 2: The sum of the second and third odd consecutive number is 36. What are the three numbers?**

**Solution:**

**Example 3: The average of three consecutive multiples of 6 is 30. Find the fourth number.**

**Solution:**

Now that we have learned about consecutive numbers, all we need is more practice. Before we conclude this post there are a few key points that we must take away.

- Numbers that follow each other are called consecutive numbers.
- Similar to consecutive numbers, we have consecutive even numbers, consecutive odd numbers, and consecutive multiples.
- In general, consecutive numbers can be written as n, n + 1, n + 2, …
- Even or Odd consecutive numbers can be expressed as n, n + 2, n + 4, …

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