Find 4 consecutive even integers where the product of the two smaller numbers is 72 less than the product of the two larger numbers.

I'm never able to understand word problems...

Hey Veronica -- here's an intuitive approach ... since the difference is 72,

we need at least 10X8 ...

subtracting the 6x4 leaves 80-24=56 too small ... try the next set up

==> 12x10 minus 8x6= 120-48=72 ... 12,10,8,6 Best wishes, ma'am :)

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x = 16.5 ???