The sum of 2 consecutive integers is 73. Find the integers. x = first consecutive integer
x + 1 = second consecutive integer x + x + 1 = 73 {the sum of the two consecutive integers is 73} 2x + 1 = 73 {combined like terms} 2x = 74 {subtracted 1 from each side} x = 37 {divided each side by 2} x + 1 = 36 {substituted 37, in for x, into x + 1} 36 and 37 are the two consecutive integers Ask Algebra House
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