Posted by **Anonymous** on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:18pm.

The sum of two consecutive integers is -15. what is the product of the two integers?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:31pm
x + x+1 =-15

2x = -16

x = -8

so the two numbers are -8 and -7

their product = 56

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**Anonymous**, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:48pm
how did you figure out all of that? how did you get -16? and -8?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:50pm
As you can see in my post , I solved the equation that I formed from the English sentences.

At what grade level are you studying this ?

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**Anonymous**, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:56pm
I'm in 8th grade and this is a 9th grade class. I was just wondering because she gave it to us without going over it slowly...

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