The sum of two confescutive integers is at least 46. What is the least possibly pair of integers? 21 and 23 23 and 2

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The sum of two confescutive integers is at least 46. What is the least possibly pair of integers?

21 and 23

23 and 24

22 and 23

24 and 25

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    2021-09-14T20:47:29+00:00

    An integer is a whole number. Sum means to add and since they are consecutive, there is only a difference of 1 between them.

    1) 21 + 23: not consecutive
    2) 23+24= 47: has to be at least 46
    3) 22+23= 45: has to be at least 46
    4) 24+25= 49: has to be at least 46

    So we have two possibilities: either #2 or #4. Find least possible pair of integers.

    x= first integer
    x+1= second integer

    x + (x+1) >= 46
    2x + 1 >=46
    2x>=45
    x>=22.5

    Answer:
    The first integer has to be greater than or equal to 22.5. Since integers are whole numbers, round up to the next whole number. The least possible integers are #2) 23 and 24.

    Hope this helps! 🙂

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