2007 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 4

Problem

The larger of two consecutive odd integers is three times the smaller. What is their sum?

Solution

Let the two consecutive odd integers be $a$, $a+2$. Then $a+2 = 3a$, so $a = 1$ and their sum is $4\ \mathrm{(A)}$.

See also

2007 AMC 10A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 3
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Problem 5
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