# The sum of two consecutive integers is -45. What are they?

Apr 20, 2018

$- 23 \mathmr{and} - 22$

#### Explanation:

Two CONSECUTIVE integers with no further qualifiers means counting left to right on the number line.

Let the first number be $n$

Then the next number is $n + 1$

$2 n + 1 = - 45$

$2 n = - 46$

$n = - \frac{46}{2} = - 23$ so $n + 1 = - 22$