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the product of two even consecutive integers is 224. find the integers

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let the first integer be x
then the next even integer is x+2

x(x+2) = 224
x^2 + 2x - 224 = 0
(x-14)(x+16) = 0
x=14 or x = -16

if x=12, then x+2 = 16
if x = -16 , then x+2 = -14

the two integers are 14 and 16 or -14 and -16

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<<<if x=12, then x+2 = 16>>>>
You mean if x=14, then x+2=16

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