# Just a little stuck, can you help me out?

1.)Sales (in millions) of a company are modeled by the expression for x items produced and sold (in millions). If 4 (million)items are produced and sold, what would the sales be?

2.)The sum of four consecutive odd
integers is -336. Set up an equation AND solve for all of the integers.

Two ways to approach this.

-336/4 = -84 making the 4 consecutive odd numbers -81, -83, -85 and -87.

Alternatively:

x + (x + 2) + (x + 4) + (x + 6) = -336

I'll let you solve for the answer.

Truth be told I have worked at this and I don't understand. I came up with x =42 but it wants me to set up an equation with all the integers. And what do you mean by and how did you get to the alternative way? I really would like to understand this please help.

6 years ago

7 months ago

## Of course, I'm here to help you! Let's tackle each problem step by step.

1.) Sales (in millions) of a company are modeled by the expression for x items produced and sold (in millions). If 4 (million) items are produced and sold, what would the sales be?

To solve this problem, we need to substitute the given value (4 million items) into the expression that models the sales.

If the expression for sales is in terms of x items produced and sold, it means that the value of sales depends on the value of x. In this case, we are given that x is equal to 4. So, we substitute x = 4 into the expression to find the corresponding sales value.

The specific expression for sales is not given in your question, so I'll assume it's a linear relationship. Let's say the expression for sales is S(x). Substituting x = 4 into S(x) will give us the sales value:

Sales = S(4)

If you provide the expression for sales, I can help you with calculating the specific value.

2.) The sum of four consecutive odd integers is -336. Set up an equation AND solve for all of the integers.

To solve this problem, we need to set up an equation that represents the information given. Let's assume the first consecutive odd integer is x.

Since the integers are consecutive odd numbers, the next three consecutives would be x + 2, x + 4, and x + 6.

The problem tells us that the sum of these four consecutive odd integers is -336. Therefore, we can create an equation:

x + (x + 2) + (x + 4) + (x + 6) = -336

Now, let's simplify this equation and solve for x:

4x + 12 = -336

Subtract 12 from both sides:

4x = -336 - 12
4x = -348

Divide both sides by 4:

x = -348/4
x = -87

So, the first consecutive odd integer is -87. Using that, we can find the four consecutive odd integers: -87, -85, -83, and -81.

I hope this explanation helps! Let me know if you have any further questions or need more clarification.

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