# The sum of two consecutive odd integers is 244. What is the smaller integer?

May 30, 2018

121, 123

#### Explanation:

Let the smaller of the two odd numbers be $x$
Then, the larger of the two odd numbers is $x + 2$

Since the sum of the 2 odd numbers is 244,
Then, $x + x + 2 = 244$

$2 x + 2 = 244$
$2 x = 242$
$x = 121$

Therefore, the two odd numbers are 121 and 123