## SWAG 2 years ago If you were asked to define 3 consecutive odd integers, you would name them x, x + 2, x + 4. True False

1. geerky42

True.

2. tkhunny

You COULD name them like that. x-2, x, x+2 is ad valid. Also, this could just as easily be 3 even integers. The requirement that then be odd is entirely lost.

3. timo86m

well idk but i'll be like x+1,x+3,x+5 work too right?

4. tkhunny

Also possible, but also ignoring that they are odd.

5. timo86m

yeah but the number choices implies you dealing with odds.

6. tkhunny

No, it doesn't. If you wany odd you must say so. If you want even, you must say so. There is no implication. For an integer, k, 2k - 1, 2k+1, 2k+3 -- Now THAT is three consecutive ODD Integers.

7. kelliegirl33

it is true... 3 consecutive odds are x, x + 2, x + 4

8. timo86m

x, x + 2, x + 4 can also be written as x+0, x + 2, x + 4 if i saw that i would think i dealing with evens

9. geerky42

Well, it depends on value of x.

10. timo86m

Yes :D @tkhunny now that is what i am talking about

11. kelliegirl33

not necessarily....value of x can be 3 making it deal with odds

12. timo86m

2k - 1, 2k+1, 2k+3 -- Now THAT is three consecutive ODD Integers. adding to Tkhunny 2k+0, 2k+2, 2k+4 is guaranteed even right?

13. tkhunny

You have it. 2k is always even for an integer k.