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Two consecutive odd numbers are such that the sum of the larger number and three times the smaller number is 54. Find the two numbers.

 

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Answer

1st odd number : a
2nd odd number : a + 2

3a + (a + 2) = 54
a = (54 – 2)/4 = 13
13 + 2 = 15

Ans : 13 and 15.

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