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

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    x + x+1 =-15
    2x = -16
    x = -8

    so the two numbers are -8 and -7
    their product = 56

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    how did you figure out all of that? how did you get -16? and -8?

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    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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    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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