Math
posted by John on .
Sum of 2 consecutive integers is 59. Write an equation that models that situation and find values of both integers

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