# The sum of three consecutive natural numbers each divisible by 3 is 72. What is the largest among them ?

The sum of three consecutive natural numbers each divisible by 3 is 72. What is the largest among them ?

A. 21

B. 30

C. 27

D. 30

**Answer : **C. 27

## Explanation:

Let us take three consecutive numbers which are divisible by 3 are, 3x, 3x + 3 and 3x + 6.

3x + (3x + 3) + (3x + 6) = 72

9x + 9 = 72

9x = 63

i.e. x = 7

so, the numbers are 21, 24 and 27