The sum of two consecutive even integers is 118. How do you find the integers?
Even integers are always separated by 2. So if we have one even number, we can find the next by adding (or subtracting) two.
But how can we be sure that
Any number multiplied by 2 is definitely even, so it is better to call the first even number,
Let the first even integer be
The next even integer will be
Their sum is
The consecutive even integers are
We could also have just divided by 2 and then added 1 and subtracted 1.