# The sum of two consecutive odd integers is 92, what are the numbers?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

The next consecutive number is the 2nd number on so it is

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I have done this to start you thinking in a particular way!

You could be very fussy and use:

Let a number be

Then it becomes an even number if you write it as

Thus the next number is odd. So

Then as the next number

However, you end up doing a conversion at the end as

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This is better. It works just as well so state:

Let the first odd number be

Then the next odd number is

Subtract 2 from both sides

Divide both sides by 2

So the second odd number is