The sum of two consecutive integers is -15. What is the product of the two integers?

**x = 1st consecutive integer**

x + 1 = 2nd consecutive integer{consecutive integers increase by 1}

x + 1 = 2nd consecutive integer

x + x + 1 = -15 {the sum of two consecutive integers is -15}

2x + 1 = -15 {combined like terms}

2x = -16 {subtracted 1 from each side}

x = -8 {divided each side by 2}

x + 1 = -7 {substituted -8, in for x, into x + 1}

-8 and -7 are the two consecutive integers

**Their product is 56.**

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