# How do you find two consecutive odd numbers whose sum is 276?

##### 2 Answers

**The two consecutive odd numbers are #137# and #139#.**

#### Explanation:

**Consecutive** means following continuously, or in an unbroken sequence.

An example of two consecutive odd numbers would be

First, divide

That means

To make them two consecutive odd numbers, we can subtract

When we add them up together, we still get

Therefore, **the two consecutive odd numbers are #137# and #139#.**

Hope this helps!

#### Explanation:

Let the two consecutive odd numbers be:

We are told that their sum is

Hence,

So, our first number is:

and the second number is: