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The larger of two consecutive odd integers is three times the smaller. What is their sum?

 

 

 

 

 

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 Jan 3, 2023
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Any even number can be represented by  2x   where x is any integer

 

So any odd number could be represented by   2x-1   or   2x+1

 

2x-1  and   2x+1   are consectutive odd numbers  

There are lots of other pairs that could be used  eg  2x+5  and 2x+7   but the first pair is likely to be the easiest to use.

so

You are told,  

 

2x+1 = 3(2x-1)

so solve this equation, find x, then find the two numbers and add them together.

 

OR

you could just do it by trial and error - it is easy.

 Jan 3, 2023

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