Word Problems

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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?
 

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Tide
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I think you left something out - like the value of product of the squares.
 
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arildno
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Please give the EXACT wording of the problem.
It is (virtually) impossible that you have given all relevant info here.
 
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Also, [itex](x-7)^2[/itex] is not the same as [itex]x^2 + 49[/itex]
 

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