# Which two consecutive integers are such that the smaller added to the square of the larger is #21#?

##### 2 Answers

Oct 10, 2017

None!

#### Explanation:

Let the larger no. be

Then, the smaller no. will be

According to the que,

Use quadratic formula with

So, there is no integer root for this equation.

Oct 10, 2017

#### Explanation:

Let n be the larger integer then: n - 1 is the smaller integer we have:

reject the positive roots thus:

-5 and -4 are the integers