The sum of two consecutive numbers are 45 find the numbers.


Given: The sum of two consecutive numbers are 45.


To do: Find the numbers.


Solution:

Let the two consecutive numbers be $y, y+1$

Their sum = $y + y + 1 = 2y + 1 = 45$

$2y = 45 - 1 = 44$

$y = \frac{44}{2} =22$

So, the consecutive numbers are $22, 22+1 or 22 $and$ 23$.


Verifying: Their sum = 22 + 23 = 45. true

Updated on: 10-Oct-2022

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