The sum of two consecutive integers is 17, what are the integers?

1 Answer
Jul 3, 2015

The numbers are $8 \mathmr{and} 9$

Explanation:

Let the two consecutive numbers be :

color(blue)((x) and (x+1)

As per the condition given:
$\textcolor{b l u e}{\left(x\right) + \left(x + 1\right)} = 17$

$2 x + 1 = 17$

$2 x = 16$

$x = 8$

color(blue)(x=8
So the numbers are as follows $8 \mathmr{and} 9$