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Answered 2010-05-19 14:48:43

Call the smaller of the two consecutive integers n. Then, from the problem statement:

n(n+2) = 168, or n2 + 2n - 168 = 0, or (n + 14)(n - 12) = 0, which is true when n = -14 or +12. Therefore, the two integers sought are 12 and 14.

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Answered 2020-04-07 20:50:30

n(n+2)=168

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