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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2018 03:14 pm
I need help with this math problem. It says
If the lesser of two consecutive even integers is tripled, the result is 20 more than twice the greater integer. Find the two integers
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2018 03:39 pm
@sarah1994,
Two consecutive integers means that they are right beside one another, think 32 and 33 for example. So if the first integer is X, then the second one is X+1. Now we read the problem, if the lesser of the two integers (X) is tripled (3X) the result is 20 more than twice the greater integer [20 + 2 (X+1)].
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2018 03:52 pm
@engineer,
Thanks for taking the time to help out and explain
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2018 05:51 pm
Two consecutive EVEN integers
(2n) and (2n+2)
2n < 2n+2

"If the lesser number is tripled, the result is 20 more than twice the greater number"
3(2n) = 2(2n+2)+20
6n = 4n+24
2n = 24
n = 12
2n = 24
2n+2 = 26
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