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Question from devin, a student:

two consecutive integer have a product of 240. what are they

Hi Devlin,

Two consecutive integers are almost two copies of the same integer. If the question were "A number when multiplied by itself has a product of 240, what is the number?" then the answer would be √ 240 = 15.49. Hence the two integers you want to answer your question are close to 15.49? What are they?


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