Thursday

November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014

Posted by **Tomika** on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 3:22pm.

If X is the first integer, then X+1 is the next; therefore, the sum of those squares will be 85.

X^2 + (X+1)^2 = 85

Solve for X, then add 1 to it for the second integer.

Post your work if you get stuck.

I am stuck that is why I posted on here for assistance..

I wrote the equation for you. The rest is just algebra. All you need to do is to solve for X. If you don't know how, tell me what you don't understand about the next step.

I was confused in where you said to add 1, would you still use the quadratic formula to solve the equation?

X^2 + (X+1)^2 = 85

Solve for X, then add 1 to it for the second integer.

X^2 + X^2 + 2X + 1 = 85

2X^2 + 2X -84 = 0

Now use the quadratic formula.

You should get X = 6, then X+1 = 7 so the two integers are 6 and 7.

Thank you very much!!!

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

math, algebra - 2a+2ab+2b I need a lot of help in this one. it says find two ...

algebra - Find two consecutive positive integers such that the sum of their ...

algebra1 - Find to consecutive integers that the sum of 3 times the first ...

Pre-Algebra - Find two consecutive odd integers such that 5 times the first ...

algebra1 - two consecutive integers such that the sum of 3 times the frist ...

math - there are three consecutive positive integers such that the sum of the ...

math - A. Four times one odd integer is 14 less than three times the next even ...

Algebra - The sum of two consecutive even integers is 118. A. Define a variable ...

Algebra - The sum of two consecutive odd integers is 56. A. Define a variable ...

algebra - Find the two consecutive odd integers such that 5 times the first ...