What are two consecutive integers that have a sum of -87 ?

**x = first consecutive integer**

x + 1 = second consecutive integer

x + 1 = second consecutive integer

x + x + 1 = -87 {added the two consecutive integers and set equal to -87}

2x + 1 = -87 {combined like terms}

2x = -88 {subtracted 1 from each side}

x = -44 {divided each side by 2}

x + 1 = -43 {substituted -44, in for x, into x + 1}

**-44 and -43 are the two consecutive integers**

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