The words are confusing me, nooo! "Find two consecutive even integers such that the sum of the larger and twice the smaller is 62" I get the concept but what is with that wording?
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It's 20 and 22.
I think a lot of word problems are purposely worded to be confusing as to make the problem seem more difficult than it is.
Or maybe it is to torture high school kids.
I was thinking on how to word the problem to sound easier, but it's a convoluted problem as is and is nothing that you would ever use in a real life scenario. Maybe this:
Larry, Moe, and Curly all have money. Larry and Moe have the same amount, an even integer. Curly has two dollars more than Larry and Moe. They have $62 total. How much does each one have?0