Find two consecutive odd integers such that the sum of their squares is 290. Let the first odd integer be n. The next odd integer is n + 2 Square them both: n^2 (n + 2)^2 = n^2 + 4n + 4 from our expansion calculator The sum of the squares equals 290 n^2 + n^2 + 4n + 4 = 290 Group like terms: 2n^2 + 4n + 4 = 290 Enter this quadratic into our search engine, and we get: n = 11, n = -13 Which means the two consecutive odd integer are: 11 and 11 + 2 = 13. (11, 13) -13 and -13 + 2 = -11 (-13, -11)