


Consecutive Integer Word ProblemsOn the previous page, we determined that x = 45 The answer to the equation (shown above) must now be used to find the answer to the word problem. Go back to the top of the paper you used to solve this problem. It should contain the following work:
Since you now know that x equals 45, and that the First Consecutive Number equals x, you can show this in the work like we did below.
Since x equals 45 and the Second Consecutive Number equals x + 1 you can simply add 1 to 45, to find that the Second Consecutive Number is 46. It should be shown like the work below.
This problem is now completed. If you did all of the work correctly, it should appear as ours does below.
Go on to the next page to learn about what to do when you encounter more than two consecutive numbers, negative consecutives, and even or odd consecutives. 

