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17 April, 20:58

The sum of 2 consecutive numbers is 37. Find the numbers. If x represents the smaller integer, then the larger integer is

x + 1

x + 2

2x + 1

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  1. 17 April, 21:14
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    x + 1

    Step-by-step explanation:

    There are a few ways this problem could be solved. The easiest route is to note that the first part of the question says "2 consecutive numbers". If the numbers are next to each other on a number line (consecutive) and x is the smaller number, the larger number is x + 1.

    To check, let's find the two numbers. We know the numbers are next to each other on a number line and that together, they equal 37. Let's begin with 15 and 16.

    15 + 16 = 31

    These numbers are too low, as they should add to 37. Let's try 18 and 19.

    18 + 19 = 37

    There are the two correct numbers. If x = the smaller number, x = 18.

    18 + 1 = 19

    Since this is correct, we know for sure that the answer is x + 1.
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