Posted by **Geno** on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 4:43pm.

Find two consecutive odd integers whose sum is 56.

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**Reiny**, Monday, January 19, 2009 at 4:54pm
Odd numbers are 2 apart, so

let the first odd number be x

then the second odd number is x+2

solve x + x+2 = 56

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, January 19, 2009 at 4:55pm
Let x = the smaller of the two integers.

x + (x + 2) = 56

2x + 2 = 56

2x = 54

x = ?

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