Posted by Anonymous on .
The sum of two consecutive integers is 15. what is the product of the two integers?

Algebra 
Reiny,
x + x+1 =15
2x = 16
x = 8
so the two numbers are 8 and 7
their product = 56 
Algebra 
Anonymous,
how did you figure out all of that? how did you get 16? and 8?

Algebra 
Reiny,
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 ? 
Algebra 
Anonymous,
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...