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# The larger of two consecutive odd integers is three times the smaller.

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The larger of two consecutive odd integers is three times the smaller. What is their sum?

(A) 4
(B) 8
(C) 12
(D) 16
(E) 20

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14 Mar 2019, 03:14
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Bunuel wrote:
The larger of two consecutive odd integers is three times the smaller. What is their sum?

(A) 4
(B) 8
(C) 12
(D) 16
(E) 20

Consecutive odd integers.

Smaller = x

Larger = x + 2

As per the question:

x + 2 = 3x

x = 1.

and

x + 2 = 3.

Sum: x + x + 2 = 1 + 3 = 4.

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Bunuel wrote:
The larger of two consecutive odd integers is three times the smaller. What is their sum?

(A) 4
(B) 8
(C) 12
(D) 16
(E) 20

n+n+2
so
n+2=3n
n=1
sum
4
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18 Mar 2019, 18:51
Bunuel wrote:
The larger of two consecutive odd integers is three times the smaller. What is their sum?

(A) 4
(B) 8
(C) 12
(D) 16
(E) 20

Let x = the smaller odd integer; then (x + 2) = the larger odd integer. We can create the equation:

x + 2 = 3x

2 = 2x

x = 1

The smaller integer is 1 so the larger integer is 3, and the sum of the two integers is 1 + 3 = 4.

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