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

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Guest Jan 3, 2023

#2**+1 **

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.**

Melody Jan 3, 2023