Help on algebraic expressions

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Find two consecutive even integers, such that the smaller added to two times the larger gives a sum of 40

May 12th, 2015

x= smaller number

x+2= the second even number

x+ 2(x+2)= 40

x+2x+4= 40

3x= 40-4

3x=36

x=12

x+2= 14

the numbers are 12 and 14


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