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    Four consecutive odd integers...

    Four consecutive odd integers are added. If the smallest integer is 2m-1, then how can the sum be represented in terms of m?
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    well, consecutive integers mean one after another.
    So if 2m-1 is the SMALLEST interger. the other numbers need to be larger in value. Since they are ONE after another. The next value up will be +1

    HOWEVER!!!!!!!
    since they are odd numbers that means it needs to be +2 each time (+1 will go odd, even, odd, even etc..)
    so it will be:

    (2m - 1) + (2m + 1) + (2m + 3) + (2m +5)
    = 8m + 8

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    if you don't understand please reply
    Last edited by Geometor; May 5th 2007 at 02:25 PM. Reason: noticed the "odd" part
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    oh SORRY!
    I got it wrong, I have edited my post to provide the correct answer
    (I missed out the fact that they are "odd" numbers)
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