The sum of two consecutive odd integers is 56, what are the integers?

Feb 28, 2016

$27$ and $29$

Explanation:

Lets call the smaller of the two consecutive odd integer $n$;
then the larger will be $n + 2$.

We are told
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} \left(n\right) + \left(n + 2\right) = 56$

$\rightarrow \textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} 2 n = 54$

$\rightarrow \textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} n = 27$