OpenStudy (mitu12):

the sum of two consecutive odd integers is 36. find BOTH of the integers.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (mathstudent55):

Do you need to come up with an equation?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (mitu12):

im not sure thats all of the question

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

17,19

3 years ago
OpenStudy (mitu12):

how would it be 17 and 19

3 years ago
OpenStudy (mathstudent55):

If you need an equation, then let the smaller number be n The larger number is n + 2 n + n + 2 = 36 Solve for n. That will give you the smaller number. Then n + 2 is the larger number.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (mitu12):

i dont understand

3 years ago
OpenStudy (mathstudent55):

If you don't need an equation, then think of the problem like this. Consecutive odd integers differ by 2. (One is 2 more than the other.) That means they both must be close to half of 36. Half of 36 is 18. Try 17 and 19. 17 + 19 = 36, so 17 and 19 is the answer.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (mathstudent55):

Do you want me to show you how to do it with the equation?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (mitu12):

no thanks i understand it now

3 years ago
OpenStudy (mathstudent55):

Ok. Great. You're welcome.

3 years ago