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    The sum of the squares of two consecutive odd integers is 290. Find the integers. I need help on this question.
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    Set up an equation for the info given.


    n^2 + (n + 2)^2 = 290

    Solve the equation and it will give you 11 and -13

    so one solution is 11 and 13 and the other is -11 and -13
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewpark2 View Post
    The sum of the squares of two consecutive odd integers is 290. Find the integers. I need help on this question.
    Let the integers be 2x - 1 and 2x + 1.

    Solve for x: (2x-1)^2 + (2x+1)^2 = 290.
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