Posted by Geno on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 4:43pm.
Find two consecutive odd integers whose sum is 56.

math  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

math  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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