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Where m_{1}, m_{2}, m_{3}, ···, m_{7} are some integers. But,
Which is impossible, since the left hand side is divisible by two hence it is even, no matter what value is in the brackets (given that it must be an integer); and 23 is clearly not an even number.
Mike, Tyler is correct, adding an odd number of odd integers gives an odd integer. I wondered however about your professor saying you could use rational numbers so are you allowed to do something like
If this is allowed can you find odd integers a, b, c, d, e, f and g so that the equation is true? Harley  


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