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it says to translate to an equation and solve,
it says,the product of 2 consecutive even positive intergers is 120. find the integers.....so.....what do i do?
 

sgrabbit

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2 consecutive numbers mean that they are followed by each other like 2,3,and they have to be even,and if you multiply them together they make 120.
 

Denis

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ccastillo said:
it says to translate to an equation and solve,
it says,the product of 2 consecutive even positive intergers is 120. find the integers.....so.....what do i do?
n = lower even number; then n+2 is the next one; so:
n(n+2) = 120
n^2 + 2n - 120 = 0

Now solve that.
 
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all you need to do is multiply consecutive even numbers for example 8 with 10 until you get it!!!!!!!!!!
It works for me and it should work for you!!!


HINT:multiply 10 and another consecutive even integer

hope this helps!!!!!!!! :D

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-Jose
 

TchrWill

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ccastillo said:
it says to translate to an equation and solve,
it says,the product of 2 consecutive even positive intergers is 120. find the integers.....so.....what do i do?
The square root of 120 is 10.95 making the two numbers 10 and 12.
 
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