how to solve consecutive integers
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how to solve consecutive integers
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1. User Answers AwesomeMochi
Assign a variable to the smallest integer: x
Apply the relationship to the first integer to the second.
For example: the second integer is 4 greater than the first integer.
the second integer would = x+4
Then what their sum/difference/quotient/etc. would be, put that into a formula.
For example:
One integer is greater than the other by four. Their sum is 16 and their product is 60. Find the value of the first integer.
First integer: x
Second integer: x+4
Equation:
x+x+4=16
x=6
Answers:
First integer: 6
Second integer: 10