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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polynomials-and-rational-expressions Question 70212This question is from textbook : please help me in this question: the sum of the reciprocal of two consecutive integers is 17/12.find the integersThis question is from textbook Answer by 303795(595)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Trying the numbers 1 and 2 gives a sum of the reciprocals of Trying the numbers 2 and 3 gives a sum of the reciprocals of If the sum is then the first number must be slightly less than 1 and 2. If the sum is then the first number must be slightly greater than 1 and 2. Solving the problem using the quadratic formula and gives a result of 0.937117256. Solving the problem using the quadratic formula and gives a result of 1.070908304. I am doubtful that this problem has an integer solution.