# How do you find two consecutive integers whose sum is 73?

May 28, 2015

If we let the smaller of 2 consecutive integers be $x$ then the larger is $x + 1$.

We are told that
$\left(x\right) + \left(x + 1\right) = 73$

$2 x + 1 = 73$

$2 x = 72$

$x = 36$

and the two consecutive integers are $36$ and $37$