**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 – **Example 1**

Write the three consecutive numbers occurring just after 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.

#### Consecutive numbers – **Example 2**

Write the four consecutive numbers occurring just after 38809.

**Explanation:-**

The next four consecutive numbers of 38809 can be obtained by adding 1, 2, 3 and 4 to 38809

that is,

38809 + 1 = 38810

38809 + 2 = 38811

38809 + 3 = 38812

38809 + 4 = 38813

Hence the four consecutive number occurring just after 38809 are 38810 , 38811 , 38812 and 38813 respectively.

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