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Posted by **David** on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 4:58pm.

Does the product have anything to do with getting the answers?

- Math -- 6th Grade -
**drwls**, Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 5:04pmYou don't need the product info to solve this. You only need to write two equations to solve for two unknowns.

a + b = 5.3

a - b = 1.7

2a = 7

a = 3.5

b = 5.3 - 3.5 = 1.8

The product a*b does satisfy the 6.3 requirement. If it didn't, there would be no solution to all three requirements.

- Math -- 6th Grade -
**David**, Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 5:07pmThank you drwls!

- Math -- 6th Grade -
**drwls**, Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 6:27pmI should not be using algebra for a sixth grade question. It's really the quickest way I know. I hope you were able to follow that.

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