**What are Consecutive Numbers ? **

What are Consecutive Numbers ? This question often comes to the mind of Maths students in early classes. Consecutive numbers are numbers, that follow each other , in the order of smallest to largest.

In other words, we can say that consecutive number of any given number is obtained **by adding 1 to that number.**

### Consecutive numbers **Examples**

**Write the three consecutive numbers of the following numbers:**

**Example 1**

25367

**Explanation : –**

The next three consecutive number of 25367 can be obtained by adding 1, 2 and 3 to 25367

that is,

25367 + 1 = 25368

25367 + 2 = 25369

25367 + 3 = 25370

Hence the three consecutive number occurring just after 25367 are 25368, 25369 and 25370 respectively.

**Example 2**

36135

**Explanation:-**

The next three consecutive number of 36135 can be obtained by adding 1, 2 and 3 to 36135

that is,

36135 + 1 = 36136

36135 + 2 = 36137

36135 + 3 = 36138

Hence the three consecutive number occuring just after 36135 are 36136 , 36137 and 36138 respectively.

**Example 3**

46903

**Explanation:-**

The next three consecutive number of 46903 can be obtained by adding 1, 2 and 3 to 46903

that is,

46903 + 1 = 46904

46903 + 2 = 46905

46903 + 3 = 46906

Hence the three consecutive number occuring just after 46903 are 46904 , 46905 and 46906 respectively.

**Example 4**

57671

**Explanation:-**

The next three consecutive number of 57671 can be obtained by adding 1, 2 and 3 to 57671

that is,

57671 + 1 = 57672

57671 + 2 = 57673

57671 + 3 = 57674

Hence the three consecutive number occuring just after 57671 are 57672 , 57673 and 57674 respectively.

**Example 5**

68439

**Explanation:-**

The next three consecutive number of 68439 can be obtained by adding 1, 2 and 3 to 68439

that is,

68439 + 1 = 68440

68439 + 2 = 68441

68439 + 3 = 68442

Hence the three consecutive number occuring just after 68439 are 68440 , 68441 and 68442 respectively.

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