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Word Problems

  1. Mar 4, 2006 #1
    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 #

    ...now what?
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  3. Mar 4, 2006 #2


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    I think you left something out - like the value of product of the squares.
  4. Mar 4, 2006 #3


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    Please give the EXACT wording of the problem.
    It is (virtually) impossible that you have given all relevant info here.
  5. Mar 4, 2006 #4
    Also, [itex](x-7)^2[/itex] is not the same as [itex]x^2 + 49[/itex]
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