# Question #b6cbf

Feb 9, 2018

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#### Explanation:

Let $n$ be the number.

$\therefore$ consecutive number is $n + 1$

Forming an equation (sum means$+$)

$n + n + 1 = - 59$

Simplify and solve for $n$:
$2 n + 1 = - 59$
$2 n = - 60$
$n = - 30$

Now we know $n$ we know that $n + 1 = - 30 + 1 = - 29$

$\therefore$ the two consecutive numbers are $- 30$ and $- 29$

Check: $- 30 + \left(- 29\right) = - 59$