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The Problem

five times an odd integer plus three times the next odd integer equals 62.find the first odd integer

Answer provided by our tutors

Lets say that the first odd integer is x. The next odd integer is x+2

5x+3(x+2)=62

=5x+3x+6=62

=8x+6=62

=8x=62-6

=8x=56

=x=56^8

x=7

 

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