The sum of 2 consecutive integers is -73. Find the integers.

**x = first consecutive integer**

x + 1 = second 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**

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