The sum of two consecutive odd integers is 92, what are the numbers?
The next consecutive number is the 2nd number on so it is
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
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