# What 2 consecutive integers have a sum of 39?

Jun 24, 2016

19 & 20 are the reqd. integers.

#### Explanation:

If one integer is $x$, the other has to be $x + 1$, being consecutive to $x .$

By what is given, $x + \left(x + 1\right) = 39.$

$\therefore 2 x + 1 = 39.$

$\therefore 2 x = 39 - 1 = 38.$

$\therefore x = 19 ,$ so, $x + 1 = 20.$

Thus, 19 & 20 are the reqd. integers.