The sum of two consecutive even numbers is 38. What is the larger number?

Apr 27, 2018

$18 , 20$

Explanation:

let the smaller number be$2 n$

then then larger one is $2 n + 2$

$2 n + 2 n + 2 = 38$

$4 n + 2 = 38$

4n=36

:.n=9

the two numbers are then

$2 n = 2 \times 9 = 18$

and

$2 n + 2 = 18 + 2 = 20$