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2016-03-27T03:51:09+08:00
First odd number: x
Second odd number: x + 2

Equation:
3 (x) = 2 (x+2) + 5
3x = 2x +4 + 5
3x - 2x = 9
x = 9

Substitute 9 for x:
First odd number: 9
Second odd number: 9 + 2 = 11

ANSWER: The consecutive odd numbers are 9 and 11.

Check:
Three times the first odd number is 5 more than twice the second number:

3(9) = 5 + 2 (11)
27 = 5 + 22
27 = 27   (True)
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