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Two consecutive even numbers add together to give 738.What are these even numbers?

Please attempt the above question, timed and then click below to reveal the few second technique leading to the correct answer

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Technique © :

Step 1.  Divide 738 by two                  738 / 2 = 369

Step 2.  Add 1 to the resulting number from step 1

369 + 1 = 370

[This is one of the numbers.]

Step 3.   Subtract 1 to the resulting number from step 1

369 -1 = 368

[This is the other consecutive number]

Answer: 370 and 368.

Time allowed: 30 seconds        Time taken using the technique: 3 seconds

Time saved = 27 seconds [9/10th (90%) of time allowed by examiner]

WORK SHEET – Practice question

Two consecutive odd numbers add together to give 528. What are these odd numbers?

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