# The sum of two consecutive odd integers is 236. What is the smaller integer?

##### 1 Answer

The smaller integer is $117$

#### Explanation:

Let the two consecutive odd integers be
$x$ and $x + 2$ as they are consecutive and odd.

Hence

x+(x+2)=236=> 2x+2=236 => 2x=236-2 => 2x=234 => x=(234/2)=117