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    I need help now!

    I can't figure this out.

    The sum of four consecutive odd integers is 216. Find the four integers.

    How can they all be odd and consecutive integers because my math book says that consecutive integers are numbers that differ by one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melbelle719 View Post
    I can't figure this out.

    The sum of four consecutive odd integers is 216. Find the four integers.

    How can they all be odd and consecutive integers because my math book says that consecutive integers are numbers that differ by one.
    1, 3, 5, 7.. are odd and consecutive integers. There is no odd integer that go between 1 & 3 or 3 & 5, etc.

    Four consecutive odd integers can be written as:

    (2n-3), (2n-1), (2n+1) & (2n+3) where n can be any integer (odd or even)

    information given: sum of four consecutive odd integers is 216

    Now continue.....
    “... mathematics is only the art of saying the same thing in different words” - B. Russell

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    Thanks but can you explain how to do it more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Subhotosh Khan View Post
    1, 3, 5, 7.. are odd and consecutive integers. There is no odd integer that go between 1 & 3 or 3 & 5, etc.

    Four consecutive odd integers can be written as:

    (2n-3), (2n-1), (2n+1) & (2n+3) where n can be any integer (odd or even)

    information given: sum of four consecutive odd integers is 216

    Now continue.....
    Thank you! I understand the odd consecutive thing but what is the equation for that problem?

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by melbelle719 View Post
    Thank you! I understand the odd consecutive thing but what is the equation for that problem?
    What does "sum" mean? What does "is" mean?

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