# algebra

posted by ant

Two negative, even consecutive integers have a product of 224. Find the smaller integer.

a) -12
b) -14
c) -16
d) -18

1. Ms. Sue

Here's a hint:

The square root of 224 is 14.967.

Also -- multiply two consecutive numbers together to see which product is 224.

2. Ms. Sue

-16 * -18 is not 224

3. ant

so im wrong

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