# Word Problems

## Main Question or Discussion Point

two numbers who's differences are 7, are squared then, multiplyed together. What are the two numbers?

I dont know how to do this question, this is what i got

Let x rep the first #
Let x-17 rep the second #

(x)2(x-7)2
(x2)(x2+49)
...now what?

Tide
Homework Helper
I think you left something out - like the value of product of the squares.

arildno
Also, $(x-7)^2$ is not the same as $x^2 + 49$