the product of two consecutive integers is 10 less than four times their sum. find the integers.
the answer in my handout says 1 and 2 or 6 and 7.
How do i figure this out?
Step by step?
thank you.
First Step - Before Posting, decide how much of your own work you are planning to show.
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A = First Integer, the least of the two.
B = Next Integer greater than A. Hey, we don't need B, since B = A+1
Now Translate
"the product of two consecutive integers"
A*B or A*(A+1)
"10 less than four times their sum"
4*(A+B)-10
Stare at those until the translation soaks in. You will see it.
Now what?