How do you find two consecutive odd integers whose sum is 36?

2 Answers
Apr 6, 2018

Answer:

#17# and #19#.

Explanation:

Let #n# denote the first odd integer.
If the two integers are consecutive and odd, then the second number is #n+2#.

Hence, #n+n+2=36#

#\implies 2n=34#

#\implies n=17#.

Therefore, the numbers are #17# and #19#.

Apr 6, 2018

Answer:

#:. 17+19 = 36#

Explanation:

If the odd numbers are consecutive, they must be on either side of half of 36.

#18+18 = 36#

#:. 17+19 = 36#