# Twice the greater of two consecutive odd integers is 13 less than three times the lesser, how do you find the integers?

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Aug 4, 2015

The integers are

#### Explanation:

The trick when dealing with *consecutive* numbers of any kind is to use the *smallest* one to express the others.

In your case, if

So, you know that if you **double** the bigger of the two numbers and add **three times larger** than the smaller of the two numbers.

This is equivalent to saying that

This means that you have

The bigger number will be