Posted by **marcus** on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 7:37pm.

Use algebra pieces and mental arithmetic to determine four consecutive odd numbers who sum is 64. Sketch and label your algebra piece model and explain how you solved the problem.

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 7:39pm
I'd start by dividing 64 by 4.

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**marcus**, Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 8:49pm
that would give me 16 but that's not an odd number

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 8:53pm
You're right.

What are the four odd numbers closest to 16?

Do they add up to 64?

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**marcus**, Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 9:13pm
yes 13,15,17,19 thanks :)

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 9:21pm
You're welcome. :-)

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