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Posted by **Martha** on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 1:38pm.

The sum of four consecutive odd integers is -212. Write an expression for the second, third and fourth odd integers. Use these expressions to write, and solve an equation to find the four integers.

So, I tried first:

n + n+2 + n+4 + n+6 = 212

my answer -56, which is even so no good.

then i tried

2n+1 + 2n+3 + 2n+5 + 2n+7 = -212

my answer came out to -28.5

which is a decimal, so no good.

Can you please help?

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**Reiny**, Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 1:56pmThe data is flawed.

4 consecutive ODD numbers can not add up to -212.

They must be consecutive EVEN integers.

Your answer of -56 is correct.

notice

-56-54-52-50 = -212

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**Martha**, Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 2:55pmThanks! That's what I thought

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