MATH PROBLEM =)

emmaiskool242

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This is the problem that I have been working on~

Find two consecutive odd integers whose sum is 172

My problem with that is setting the equation up....i think that it would be something like this (x+1)(x+3)=172 but I know that it is not right because it doesn't check out. So if you could help me that would be great.

THANKS
 

stapel

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emmaiskool242 said:
I know that it is not right because it doesn't check out.
It might help if you showed what you did that "doesn't check out"...?

Hint: "Sum" is not the same as "product".

Eliz.
 
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