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Posted by **jessica** on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 8:52am.

taking x to be the smaller of the two numbers, form an equation in x and solve it.

thank you in advance!

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 9:05amJust translate the English into "math"

<the difference between two positive numvers is 2 > --->

smaller number is x

larger number is x+2

<the difference between their squares is 40> ---->

(x+2)^2 - x^2 = 40

now solve that quadratic.

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