# Difference between revisions of "1986 AJHSME Problems/Problem 3"

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Obviously, the numbers are <math>-3, -1, 7</math>, and adding them gets us <math>3</math>. | Obviously, the numbers are <math>-3, -1, 7</math>, and adding them gets us <math>3</math>. | ||

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==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||

[[1986 AJHSME Problems]] | [[1986 AJHSME Problems]] |

## Revision as of 18:57, 20 January 2009

## Problem

The smallest sum one could get by adding three different numbers from the set is

## Solution

To find the smallest sum, we just have to find the smallest 3 numbers and add them together.

Obviously, the numbers are , and adding them gets us .