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  • one year ago

Which equation could be used to solve this problem? The sum of two consecutive odd integers is 100. Find the integers. A.2n + 3 = 100 B.2n + 1 = 100 C.n + 4 = 100 D.2n + 2 = 100

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @Michele_Laino i'm thinking A

  2. terenzreignz
    • one year ago
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    How do you convey "two consecutive odd integers"? I mean, if say, n is an odd integer, what's the next one?

  3. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    given a natural number n, then the number 2n is even number and its consecutive odd numbers are: 2n-1 and 2n+1

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok so then wouldn't it be B.

  5. terenzreignz
    • one year ago
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    Process of elimination? lol

  6. terenzreignz
    • one year ago
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    Let's be systematic here :D 3,5 9,11 21,23 all pairs of consecutive odd numbers. In all cases, you did *something* to the smaller odd number to get the bigger. Now, if n was the smaller odd integer, what is the next odd integer?

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    hmmmm i'm confused??

  8. terenzreignz
    • one year ago
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    To get 5, you add 2 to 3 To get 11, you add 2 to 9 To get 23, you add 2 to 21 In all cases, you always did the same thing to the odd number to get the next consecutive odd number. So, if n was an odd number, what do you do to it to get the next odd number? Come on... you can do this :D

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ohhh ok hld on then.

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    7,13,25

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    9,15,27

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    guys??

  13. terenzreignz
    • one year ago
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    Oh, you. What I meant was if you have a smaller odd integer to get the next odd integer, you simply ADD 2 to it. Given that, if n is the smaller odd integer, what's the next odd integer?

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yea i did do that

  15. terenzreignz
    • one year ago
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    I didn't mean "add 2" to those example numbers I gave you. I meant add 2... to n. Come one... this is basically spoonfeeding now lol ^^ Peace

  16. terenzreignz
    • one year ago
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    Come on*

  17. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ohh

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    well ive been thinking D the who'll time

  19. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    x + (x+2) = 100

  20. terenzreignz
    • one year ago
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    *shrug* you were thinking A and B just earlier. hardly "the whole time" haha

  21. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    lets look at 2n + 2 n could be an odd number and 100-2 = 98 so ?

  22. terenzreignz
    • one year ago
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    n but close enough. n + (n+2) = 100 just simplify

  23. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    then it has to be B then right

  24. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    no not B

  25. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ohh no sorry A

  26. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    no i think you are guessing

  27. terenzreignz
    • one year ago
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    *twitches*

  28. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    - look at my last post - we were looking at 2n + 2 = 100

  29. terenzreignz
    • one year ago
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    choice C is offended about not being considered XD but yeah, it does seem like you're guessing. tsk... unhealthy habit, that, and you were so close to getting the answer too :|

  30. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    no i think you suck @welshfella and thank you very much @terenzreignz

  31. terenzreignz
    • one year ago
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    Thank me later when you get the answer! D: let's start with n + (n+2) = 100 Just simplify it!

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