The sum of two consecutive integers is -49. Find the integers.

**x = first consecutive integer**

x + 1 = second consecutive integer

x + 1 = second consecutive integer

x + x + 1 = -49 {sum of two consecutive integers is -49}

2x + 1 = -49 {combined like terms}

2x = -50 {subtracted 1 from each side}

x = -25 {divided each side by 2}

x + 1 = -24 {substituted -25, in for x, into x + 1}

**-25 and -24 are the two consecutive integers**

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