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Q:
# What product of two consecutive whoole numbers is 156 answer .com?

Accepted Solution

A:

Let one number be x.

The other number is + 1.

The product of these 2 number is 156.

x (x + 1) = 156

x ² + x - 156 = 0

(x - 12)(x + 13) = 0

x = 12 or x = - 13 (rejected, whole number cannot be negative)

When x = 12

x + 1 = 13

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Answer: The two numbers are 12 and 13.

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The other number is + 1.

The product of these 2 number is 156.

x (x + 1) = 156

x ² + x - 156 = 0

(x - 12)(x + 13) = 0

x = 12 or x = - 13 (rejected, whole number cannot be negative)

When x = 12

x + 1 = 13

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Answer: The two numbers are 12 and 13.

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