-120 and -119
Let's create an equation for this problem!
We should have 3 parts in this equation for the 3 parts of the problem:
The sum of two consecutive integers is -239.
If the first integer is x, then the second consecutive integer must be x + 1. The sum of these two is -239. So our equation is
Combine like terms:
Subtract 1 from both sides:
Divide both sides by 2 to find x:
If the first integer (x) is -120, then the next integer (x + 1) should be
The two integers are -120 and -119.