# What are 2 consecutive odd numbers?

Sep 8, 2015

"2 consecutive odd numbers" means 2 odd numbers whose difference is $2$

#### Explanation:

an "odd number" is a number when divided by 2 (using integer division) leaves a remainder of 1.

Example: $27$ is an odd number, because $27 \div 2 = 13 R : 1$

The next odd number after $27$ is $29$ (the next number after $27$ is $28$ but it is not odd).
Therefore $27$ and $29$ are consecutive odd numbers.