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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