Revive Resistance - Series & Parrallel

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Homework Statement



Two resistors, when conected in series have a total resistance of 12.9KOhms, and when connected in parallel a combined resistance of 2.988KOhms. Derive the value of the individual resistors.

Homework Equations



R = R1+R2 ---Series
1/R = 1/R1 + 1/R2

The Attempt at a Solution



Ive tried a few different things but i dont get the right answer :S
 

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Hootenanny
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Perhaps if you showed your working we could help you out.

HINT: You have a system of two simultaneous equations, with two unknowns.
 

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