Correct Answer - Option 2 : 17 and 16

**Given:**

Difference between the square of two consecutive numbers = 33

**Concept used:**

If the difference between the square of two consecutive numbers is N, then the greater number is (N + 1)/2 and the smaller number is (N - 1)/2.

**Calculation:**

As we know that, N= 33

Greater Number = (N + 1)/2

⇒ (33 + 1)/2

⇒ 17

Smaller Number = (N - 1)/2

⇒ (33 - 1)/2

⇒ 16

**∴ The Greater number is 17 and the smaller number is 16.**