Math
posted by CB .
The sum of tow numbers is 5, and their difference is 26. Find the two numbers.

m+n=5
mn=26
add the equations
2m=31
m= 15.5
but m+n=5 so
n= 5m=10.5
check
mn=26
15.5(10.5)=26
checks.
posted by CB .
The sum of tow numbers is 5, and their difference is 26. Find the two numbers.
m+n=5
mn=26
add the equations
2m=31
m= 15.5
but m+n=5 so
n= 5m=10.5
check
mn=26
15.5(10.5)=26
checks.