Hi Evan,
Penny and Sue each responded to your question.
This is an exercise in reading a math question carefully.
You have two consecutive integers so if the smaller is n then the larger is n + 1. Now translate the statement into a mathematical equation.
Twice the smaller of two consecutive integers is the larger increased by 5.
Twice n is n + 1 increased by 5.
2 n is n + 1 + 5.
2 n = n + 1 + 5.
Solve for n.
Penny
Hi Evan.
You have two integers, call them a and b.
They are consecutive, so let's say b is larger. Then b = a + 1.
Twice the smaller (that's 2a) is (equals) the larger increased by five (b+5).
So 2a = b + 5. But b = a + 1 so put (a + 1) in place of each "b" and you get:
2a = (a + 1) + 5
Can you solve it now?
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