Word Problems

1. Mar 4, 2006

Aoiro

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?

2. Mar 4, 2006

Tide

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

3. Mar 4, 2006

arildno

Please give the EXACT wording of the problem.
It is (virtually) impossible that you have given all relevant info here.

4. Mar 4, 2006

mattmns

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