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nbarajas

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i need help with this problem

translate to an equation and solve.


the product of two consecutive odd integers is 143.
help me get started


thank you
 

TchrQbic

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nbarajas said:
i need help with this problem

translate to an equation and solve.


the product of two consecutive odd integers is 143.
help me get started


thank you
Consecutive odd or even integers can be represented using x = first integer, x+2 = next even or odd integer.

A product is the answer to a multiplication, so we multiply x and x+2.

the product of two consecutive odd integers is 143.

x(x+2) = 143

Now you solve that equation.
 
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