Michael V. answered • 12/07/18

Instructor of the Year and Certified Master Training Specialist

The numbers are consecutive so the second number is one larger than the first. We can say x is the first number and x+1 is the second number because it is one larger. Add them together to get 73. Set up the equation and solve for x.

x + x + 1 = 73

2x + 1 = 73

-1 -1

2x = 72

/2 /2

x = 36

So the first number x is 36. The second number was x + 1 so the second number is 36 + 1 or 37.