Posted by John on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 10:33pm.
Sum of 2 consecutive integers is 59. Write an equation that models that situation and find values of both integers

Math  Jai, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 11:53pm
Note that the difference between two consecutive integers is equal to 1. Thus,
Let x = first number
Let x+1 = the second number
Then we set up the equation. It says in the problem that their sum is 59, so
x + x + 1 = 59
Finally we solve for x:
2x + 1 = 59
2x = 59  1
2x = 58
(2x)/2 = 58/2
x = 29 (first number)
x+1 = 30 (second number)
Hope this helps~ :3
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