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Four times the larger of two consecutive even integers is ten less than the smaller

What is the larger of these two numbers

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  1. let the first even integer be x
    then the next even integer is x+2
    4(x+2) < x by 10
    4x + 8 + 10 = x
    3x = -18
    x = -6

    so the smaller is -6 and the larger is -4

    check:
    4 times the larger = -16
    the smaller is -6
    is -16 less than -6 by 10? YES

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