# The product of two consecutive even integers is 168. How do you find the integers?

##### 1 Answer

May 21, 2016

12 and 14

-12 and -14

#### Explanation:

let the first even integer be

So the second consecutive even integer will be

Since the given product is 168 ,the equation will be as follows:

Your equation is of the form

Find the discriminat

Since

Both roots satisfy the condition being even integers

First possibility : two consecutive positive integers

12 and 14

Second possibility : two consecutive negative integers

-12 and -14