Ok, I have a simple algebra problem I need help with. The problem states "The product of two consecutive even integers is 48." So I wrote the equation out as x(x+2)=48. If I factor that I should get x^2+2x=48? Then divide 48 by 2x & get 24. Then squard root of 24? What step am I doing incorrect? I've been racking my brain on this problem for like a half an hour :tongue: (this is what I get for being out of school for 4 years). I mean the answer is simple 6 x 8 = 48. But, I would like to know the steps. Any help is appreciated.