## Respuesta :

**Answer:**

The smallest number is 21

**Step-by-step explanation:**

The sum of two consecutive odd numbers is 44

The two consecutive odd numbers are 21 and 23

Smallest number is 21

**Answer:**

21

**Step-by-step explanation:**

You can write an odd number as 2n + 1 or 2n - 1. And since they're consecutive then we'll employ both representations to get the equation.

2n - 1 + 2n + 1 = 44

4n = 44

n = 11.

We then solve for one of the odd numbers and since it's asking for the lowest one, we'll solve for 2n - 1.

2(11) - 1 = 22 - 1 = 21.