# If the product of two consecutive odd integers is decreased by 3, the result is 12. How do you find the integers?

##### 1 Answer

the integers are

Also the integers are

#### Explanation:

The solution

Let

Let

Solution by factoring

Let

Let

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At

Let

Let

Checking: using odd numbers 3, and 5

Checking: using odd numbers -5, and -3

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