Two consecutive odd integers have a sum that is, at most, 36. What is the greatest value the larger number could have?

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  1. if x is the larger, x-2 is the smaller, since odd number differ by 2
    x-2 + x <= 36
    solve for x

  2. x + ( x+2) <= 36
    X <= 17.
    x+2 <= 19.
    Therefore, x+2 = 19, max.

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