What two consecutive integers make -57 ?

**x = first consecutive integer**

x + 1 = second consecutive integer

x + 1 = second consecutive integer

x + x + 1 = -57 {added the two consecutive integers and set equal to -57}

2x + 1 = -57 {combined like terms}

2x = -58 {subtracted 1 from each side}

x = -29 {divided each side by 2}

x + 1 = -28 {substituted -29, in for x, into x + 1}

**-28 and -29 are the two consecutive integers**

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