# 1962 AHSME Problems/Problem 3

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The first three terms of an arithmetic progression are $x - 1, x + 1, 2x + 3$, in the order shown. The value of x is:

$\textbf{(A)}\ -2\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 0\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 2\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 4\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \text{undetermined}$