Posted by **Tony** on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 2:02pm.

Among all pairs of numbers whose difference is 88, find a pair whose product is as small as possible.

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 2:29pm
I bet one of the numbers is zero.

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**Chip**, Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 2:54pm
-44 and 44.

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**Chip**, Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 2:57pm
This can also be solved by doing:

x-y = 88

min x*y.

x = 88+y, so you get

minimize x^2+88x,

which can be done with calculus.

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