# The sum of the squares of two consecutive positive integers is 25. What are the integers?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 28, 2017

3 and 4

#### Explanation:

I think the best way to approach this problem is guess and check, because 25 is a fairly low number. Because 25 is already the square of 5, you know that both numbers must be less than 5, leaving you with very few numbers to check.