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The product of 2 positive integers is 1000. What is the smallest possible sum of these 2 integers?
10 x 100
40x25 --- repeating from here on
so the smallest possible sum of those factors
= 25 + 40 = 65
by the "Just Think About It" theorem, the two number would have to be as close as possible to each other, that is, near the √1000
which is appr 31.6
the closest number to 31.6 which divides evenly into 1000 is 25, so the other must be 40