# Two consecutive odd integers have a sum of 48, what are the two odd integers?

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Jan 27, 2016

#### Answer:

23 and 25 together add to 48.

#### Explanation:

You can think of two consecutive odd integers as being value

Consolidate left side:

Subtract 2 from both sides:

Divide both sides by 2:

Now, knowing that the smaller number was

Another way to solve this requires a bit of intuition. If we divide