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I am supposed to be tutoring pre-calc, and they are currently studying modeling with equations, i haven't have pre-calculus in years, and there are no sufficient examples in this book and i could use assistance helping these kids! I feel like I should know how because the problems seem fairly simple. problem example:

Find two numbers whose sum is -24 and whose product is a maximum.

I now the answer is -12,-12, but am not sure how to show the work.

2. Relevant equations

A rectangle is inscribed in a semicircle of radius 10. find a function that models the area A of the rectangle in terms of its heighth.

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Modeling with Equations

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