anonymous
  • anonymous
the sum of two consecutive integers is -257 find the two integers
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schrodinger
  • schrodinger
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Mertsj
  • Mertsj
The two consecutive integers are x and x+1 So x+x+1=-257 Can you solve that?
anonymous
  • anonymous
-129?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
That's one of them. What is the other one?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
hmm... im not so sure about the other one...
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Remember at the beginning we said that one of the numbers is x and the other one is x+1 You found x. Can you find x+1?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
And remember when you add them you have to get-257
anonymous
  • anonymous
how can you solve x+1?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
I'm thinking of a number. It is 12. What is 12+1?
anonymous
  • anonymous
13
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
I'm thinking of a number. It is -129. What is -129+1 ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
-128?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Do -129 and -128 add up to -257?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Are -129 and -128 consecutive integers?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
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