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January 29, 2015

January 29, 2015

Number of results: 149,334

**reiny**

How do I find a variance for a set of numbers {1,16,8,17,12} I got that variance-34.2, but I'm unsure. Any help? Thanks. math - Reiny, Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 8:16pm look at his page. Reiny - April, Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 8:25pm I looked at that page and did my ...
*January 24, 2010 by April*

**Math (Reiny??)**

Mrs. Reiny ... As in Harris County Mrs. Reiny?
*April 26, 2011 by sa*

**To Reiny**

Reiny could you please check my Calculus post below, it says Calculus--Reiny.
*October 4, 2011 by -Untamed-*

**Algebra**

I have an exponent properties test tomorrow, its our last one before the final, so its important, but anyways, there is one question on the review that is confusing me. Could you please help? Here it is : (2y2x7)(-xy)(9x-3y) I dont know if the exponents showed up, but the ...
*January 6, 2011 by Abigail*

**Reiny! Reiny! Reiny! Answer Check and HW Help!**

Translate to a system of equations and solve: 1) The sum of two numbers is 36. One number is 2 more than the other. Find the numbers. Answer: (17,19) 2) Find two numbers whose sum is 66 and whose difference is 18. Answer: (37,29) These ones I am not sure of: 3) The difference ...
*February 12, 2009 by Britney*

**Reiny+ In need of help**

Hey Reiny, could you please take a look at my expo growth and decay post? Thanks alot.
*March 2, 2009 by Chopsticks*

**Reiny**

Reiny I think I have found out the rectangle problem. Could you check and see if Ive got it correct?
*January 19, 2011 by Sydney*

**Calculus**

What is implicit differentiation...as in what would be the steps in solving it. I read my textbook but it seems very confusing. 1) Differentiate both sides with respect to x 2) Realize that y is a function of x 3) Solve for y Plus the d/dx notation made it even more confusing...
*November 4, 2009 by Nikita*

**Reiny! Reiny! Reiny!**

1. Oanh walked from her home to the grocery store at 3 mi/h and jogged home at 6 mi/h. Her total round trip was 15 minutes (1/4h). How far from Oanh's home is the grocery store? (use an equation to solve this) Help, I am totally clueless on this.
*February 5, 2009 by Ellen*

**Math**

To Reiny: Hi, thank you for your time Reiny and your info. I am so sorry but on the first one I accidentally put 0 where I should have put =9. In other words, the first equation should have said (9n+1)squared =9. Really sorry to have taken up your time with the wrong equation...
*November 3, 2013 by Brandi*

**Math (need more help Reiny)**

Ok i figured out the first part that i need to square the numbers so after 4 it will be 5x5,6x6,7x7,8x8and 20x20 to make up the second column, what i dont get is the 3rd one, how do i come up with the number of white triangular shapes used?
*June 25, 2009 by Keira*

**Math**

Evaluate:|12 5 -2| |-3 0 1| |-5 4 2| It's going to be really confusing if I post my work. I got -127 from all the confusing things I did
*February 26, 2008 by Jon*

**Urgent math question for Reiny**

Find the value of the expression below for r=4 and t=2.... t^3-r+20 divided by r 9*** 72 6 40 Ok, Reiny you said my answer9 was originally wrong, however when I looked at the work you did and you put in parenthesis()....my question is why, because the original expression didn'...
*September 4, 2013 by Gabby*

**reiny**

reiny why are you so smart thanks for aswering my question
*July 25, 2012 by amira*

**Math-Reiny this one is more confusing to me :(**

A survey of vegetable gardeners showed the following: 63 grew tomatoes 26 grew cucumbers 38 grew zucchini 18 grew both tomatoes and cucumbers 22 grew both tomatoes and zucchini 19 grew both cucumbers and zucchini 14 grew all three types 18 grew none of these three (a) How many...
*July 11, 2011 by Jen*

**Math thanks, Reiny**

Thanks Reiny!
*September 19, 2009 by Michael*

**Math**

I understand how to do these kind of problems except this one. Write the equation that has the given roots. Roots: 3 with multiplicity of 2, -5, 0 with multiplicity of 4. By the way I understood the help that I got earlier, but this problem seems to be more confusing.
*May 13, 2010 by Jennifer*

**math help**

Thank you for helping me with the last problem Reiny and Bosnian. However, I have one more problem that I need help with please and I have no idea how work the problem. I used an on line calculator to get the answer. It didn't give an explanation on how to do the problem ...
*April 23, 2012 by Urgent Urgent Please*

**TO REINY **

Hi reiny i just wanna say thank you for always answering my questions thanks for always helping me <3 thank you may god bless you
*December 5, 2013 by BARBIE LEE *

**URGENT~MATH For Steve or Reiny**

For questions 5-7, find the solution to the system of equations by using either graphing or substitution. 5)y=6-x and y=x-2 (1point) (2,4) (-4,2) (4,2) no solutions 6)y=2x-1 and y=x+3 (1point) (4,7) (7,4) (-7,-4) no solutions 7) y=4x and y+x=5 (1point) (-4,1) (1,4) (-3,2) (2,3...
*May 7, 2013 by Gabby*

**Math: Reiny **

I already posted this question, and Reiny had a question about the question. How many square units are in the region satisfying the inequalities y>=(x) and y<=-(x)+3? Express your answer as a decimal. * the () are absolute value signs. Math - Reiny, Wednesday, December ...
*December 3, 2014 by Jenny *

**reiny**

thanks reiny--but i'm in 6th gr and we r not studying powers..can you help me with a simpler answer without powers?
*November 12, 2009 by jane*

**algebra**

But I am getting more and more confused. -3-3x=-9????? and x/6=-24 but the there is a negative sign like x - - =-24 6 I know I am over thinking this,but I am confusing myself on these two???
*August 19, 2013 by jan*

**math**

how I change 28/9 to a mixed or whole number divide 28 by 9 to give you 3 with a remainder of 1. so 28/9 = 3 1/9 (three and one ninth) Thank you Reiny
*March 12, 2007 by carmen*

**Calculus--Reiny**

Calculus - Reiny, Friday, December 23, 2011 at 6:59pm I read that as (4a^2-1)/(4a^2-16) * (2-a)/(2a-1) , my brackets are necessary = (2a+1)(2a-1)/( 4(a+2)(a-2) * (2-a)/(2a-1) the (2-a)/(a-2) are opposite, they will give you the -1 so.. = -(2a+1)/(4(a+2)) , again you have to ...
*December 25, 2011 by -Untamed-*

**Reiny!!!! math help**

We understand how to do the questions now and we are really glad n thankful, but the graphing portion of it is confusing. Continuation of the function. The teacher wants us to plot the points from the different parts of the questions we answered and with your help we graphed ...
*October 9, 2012 by Cole n Cynthia*

**Thank you Jiskha and Reiny**

I just wanted to write a post to thank everyone who helps out. I haven't found people to be very grateful on this site so I thought i'd take a moment to tell you how awesome you guys are. Special thanks to Reiny for all the helpful math tips. You have helped me through a lot ...
*January 17, 2013 by Anonymous*

**Algebra-Reiny please explain this**

Hi Reiny, I posted this problem earlier and you responded but I don't get the reasoning- The problem was -2log8(x+1) = -8 you said multiply by -2 and then you put log8(x+1)=4(wasn't that dividing by -2) log8(x+1)^2 = 8 (how did you get to the power of 2 and =4 became =8 x+1 = ...
*December 13, 2010 by Anna*

**english**

how does shifting the point of view [third person to first person] change the effect on the reader It's very confusing. If a story or essay starts out in 3rd person, the reader picks up on that and expects that to continue -- a shift to another POV is confusing and could lead ...
*April 16, 2007 by jamey*

**math**

Posted by connie on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 11:56pm. Find the indicated outputs for f(x) = 2x-4x f(0)= ____? f(-1) =____? f(2) =____? Responses math - Reiny, Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 8:00am f(0) = 2(0)^2 - 4(0) = 0*0 = 0 f(-1) = 2(-1)^2 - 4(-1) = 2(1) + 4 = 2 + 4 = 6 now ...
*July 21, 2009 by connie*

**to reiny**

Reiny i got (x+5)(x-3) x=-5 or x=3
*December 28, 2008 by kiearra*

**To: Reiny**

Please help me on my question, no one helped me...
*January 23, 2014 by Raksha *

**Pre Calc (For Reiny)**

Thanks so much your method worked perfectly! My solution was: the remaining zeros were 5+2i, 3, and -4 I have one question that's bugging me though, why is it that synthetic division did not work for me? I thought that long division and synthetic division were both ...
*November 15, 2009 by Zach*

**MATH (to Reiny)**

I tried to simplify it with the second fraction by multiplying the top and bottom by "r" and i didn't work. Well at least I don't understand how to get there. Can you please just explain how... n!r/(n-r-1)!(r-1)!r goes to n!r/(n-r+1)!r! I get one put of it, that r x (r-1)! = r...
*March 4, 2009 by Alex*

**7th Grade Math**

I do know how to find the area of a square and rectangle, but how do you fing the area of a rhombus. (that is at least what it looks like.) The shape I'm talking about is like a rectangle but it looks like one side got stretched to the left. (sorry if I made that even more ...
*February 15, 2013 by Jessie*

**7th grade-Algebra Worth Problem**

Please show equation and solve for the following 1. Lyn's age is 8 years less than 15 times the age of her niece Elizabeth. If the sum of their ages is 24, what is Elizabeth's age ( Let e= Elizabeth's age) 2. Bob is renting a canoe for $20, plus $9.75 per day. How mant days ...
*September 23, 2009 by DMAR*

**Math( Attn: Reiny)**

1. A rental business charges $12 per canoe and averages 36 rentals a day. For every 50-cent increase in rental price, it will lose two rentals a day. What price would yield the maximun revenue? I was told the answer by Reiny, but I couldn't get the right answer. I found the ...
*January 25, 2015 by Wendy*

**math**

an estate valued at $62,000 is left by a will as follow:to each of two grandchildren a certain sum,to the son twice as much as to the two grandchildren together,and to the widow $2,000 more than to the son and granchildren together. How much goes to each? I tried by reading ...
*September 16, 2010 by Kaylen*

**Pre-Calculus - Reiny**

Reiny you helped me with this logarithm yesterday: How did you write it out as log2 ( √A / B^3 ) Laws of logarithms combine, write as a single logarithm Need help on this question please, Im stuck, dont know where to go abouts from here: I did it on paint and uploaded it...
*October 17, 2012 by Shreya*

**Math**

Dear Reiny! U r a life-saver! Is there a short cut to how can I set the question or change word problems into math one? It seems that this is my problem! Also, why did my way worked as well with different answers? My answers satisfied all equations as well. Many thanks.
*April 9, 2010 by Me*

**3 grade math ms sue**

Name the lengths of the sides of three rectangles with perimeters of 12 units. Use only whole numbers. My son did -2-4-2-4 And one more 1-5-1-5 And one more 3-3-3-3 And I need one more rectangles number how you can make
*March 8, 2012 by Dw*

**TO REINY**

Thank you Reiny, Why I have to divide 632/1.05? I was dividing 632/0.05, I need to understand for future similar problems, I really appreciate your help, I finished school almost 30 years ago, I decided to go back to school an obtain a degree, I try my best but so many years ...
*January 25, 2015 by maribel*

**math**

To find the weight of the gold in a 22 karat gold object, multiply the object's weight by 0.917. To find the weight of the gold in an 18 karat gold object, multiply the object's weight by 0.583. A 22 karat gold statue and a 14 karat gold statue both weigh 73.5 ounces. Which ...
*October 22, 2014 by Kymy*

**math**

If it says: "five less than three times a number is 20 More than half a number" would the equation be 3n-5=n/2+20? If so what would the answer be? Please help this is a bit confusing!
*January 6, 2014 by jeffery*

**10th grade math**

1.548937075 x 10 to the 12th. round the number to 3 significat figures. I thought I would respost this because the other one was getting confusing
*August 19, 2008 by Rebekah*

**math**

This is a confusing problem to me also, can someone please help me? What are the odds in favor of getting at least one head in three successive flips of a coin?
*October 9, 2009 by Aleah*

**Math @Reiny**

Did I do #2 right? 2.) (1-2i)/2i (1-2i)/2i = (1-2)/i x i/i = (1i-2i)/i^2 = (1i+2) =2+1i
*October 8, 2014 by Ben*

**dr bob**

I am still confused by the last one CO3^2- You were nice enough to do a diagram and then the expalnation for what else I needed to do was so confusing - I am at study hall and this is my last one
*December 14, 2007 by sam*

**Grammar**

A simple sentence: A) Can be reversed and still mean the same thing. B) Expresses one complete thought with one subject and one predicate. C) Expresses one or more complete thoughts with one or more subjects and one or more predicates. D) Is easy to understand. My answer is C
*December 12, 2012 by Marie*

**Physics I**

I have this vector that is confusing me I know what I need to do but the components of these vectors are confusing me. Problem: You are standing at point with coor dinates (1m, -1m, -2m) another erson is at r(t)=(8m)i - (3m/s^3) t^3 j + (4m/s^2) t^2 k Find distance between you...
*March 18, 2011 by David*

**Math Reiny**

AmI doing this right? Multiply (a+1/2)(a+1/3) a^2+1/6
*September 24, 2010 by Sabrina*

**Chemistry**

.50 - x / x = 3.20e-1 I need to solve for x. I was going to do .50 X 3.20e-1 and then take the square root but this is not correct. I am not sure what to do. Thank you for your help. Math(Please help) - Reiny, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 3:18pm You probably meant (.50 - x)/x...
*April 23, 2012 by Hannah*

**Reiny or Damon or Bobpursley **

Express the series 11 + 18 + 27 +...+ 171 using sigma notation. Usually you would take 27-18 and thats the step between numbers, right? (I think its the k-value?) But 27-18=9 and 18-11=7. Are we stepping by k+2 here? Like k, k+2 k+4, k+6...? Please help me. I'm not confident ...
*April 27, 2012 by Tabby*

**Trig**

#1 (1/sinx)(sin^2x + cos^2x(sinx/cosx) )/(sinx + cosx) = (sinx + cosx)/(sinx+cosx) = 1 Reiny helped with this question but I don't how Reiny did it. Please explain
*February 21, 2012 by Anonymous*

**Pre-Algebra [repost for Reiny]**

In my last post for #1, I asked my teacher and she said that it's actually k=30 . Could you have gone wrong somewhere? That's the only one. -MC
*May 1, 2009 by mysterychicken*

**To reiny: Regarding math question**

Would the answer be d then??
*April 19, 2009 by Lil Cutie Pie*

**math..reiny..help!!**

is that the area of big or small triangle?
*October 25, 2012 by dan*

**Chemistry(Please check)**

.50 - x / x = 3.20e-1 I need to solve for x. I was going to do .50 X 3.20e-1 and then take the square root but this is not correct. I am not sure what to do. Thank you for your help. Math(Please help) - Reiny, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 3:18pm You probably meant (.50 - x)/x = ...
*April 19, 2012 by Hannah*

**health**

Please help as this is so confusing tome! 25. In addition to the nucleus, cytoplasm, and cell membrane, a single neuron possesses A. one dendrite and several axons. B. several dendrites and one axon. C. many nuclei and one neurilemma. D. one nucleus and many neurilemma.
*June 28, 2010 by Jackie*

**math**

Order of Magnitude (I'm not quite understanding it) 1) trying to 0.0000000734 estimated as the product with a single digit power of 10.*No multiple choice* 2) Trying to find the numbers that a greater than 7 x 10^-4 (Choose more than one answer type question) - 8 x 10^-4 * my ...
*September 8, 2014 by Anonymous*

**math**

thanks reiny for the help but can u tell me the domain of f g and fog in binary form? thanks
*October 26, 2010 by mary*

**math (Reiny please)**

how would i do these problems: 6. xsquared + 2x -7 =0 7. 6xsquared - 2x -1 = 0
*April 9, 2013 by kathy*

**Algebra 2 to Reiny**

in the one you helped me with, where did this come from: Where did this part come from? - (sin^2 + cos^2)
*June 9, 2010 by Ana*

**Reiny+Damon**

Can you reply to my last math+log post =) thanks. I'm going to be having alot of math questions today.
*February 23, 2009 by Chopsticks*

**To Reiny, math helper**

can you look at my post, its just 4 math terms I need to figure out, please help
*September 18, 2013 by Sonia*

**Math**

I need to change this number to a percentage, rounded to the nearest tenth. 1350-1010/1010=.336633663 would the answer be 3%? this one is confusing to me for some reason
*March 30, 2010 by Amy*

**Reiny MATH HELP**

I think you are a math tutor, could u help me with my problem?
*January 11, 2011 by Anonymous*

**German help - Reiny**

#3 was supposed to be.... Mutters und Vaters Kinder sind A. meine Cousins B. mein Geschwister C. meine Schler. D. meine Geschwister.***** This is the one I typed wrong last night - sorry about that...not sure on this one but I chose D....? Thanks for your help
*February 13, 2014 by Cassie*

**math**

Thanks for the answer Reiny, could you explain the way you solved the factor of 21y^2+38+5
*April 26, 2011 by lori*

**Math**

Reiny can you show me how to check this problem. 5a^8-20a^7-25a^6 =5a^6(a^2-4a-5) =5a^6(a^2-5a+a-5) =5a^6(a(a-5)+1(a-5) =5a^6(a-5)(a+1) (answer)
*July 26, 2011 by Ms.Ellis*

**Math(reiny)**

On the earlier questin would the speed be faster not slower?
*July 11, 2013 by Scott*

**Math - Odds**

If you toss three coins, what are the odds in favor of getting exactly two tails and one head? A. 3:8 B. 3:5 C. 5:3 D. 8:3 can you explain this? i can do odds but this is confusing me.
*May 28, 2013 by bubbie*

**math**

how are and 3 4th bours and the distance traveled in 2 3 4th hours represented in the table?how are they shown on the graph? Having read the next four or five posts, I suggest you do two things: 1. Start over and write a complete question for each post. Fragments of questions ...
*October 2, 2006 by chemiii*

**Morse Code Please Answer!**

My book doesn't explain how, for example, if D was --. and O was .-. than how would they tell the end of the D from the beginning of the O? Did they pause between letters? But then how would they know the difference between a "new letter" pause, and a "new word" pause. Could ...
*February 22, 2007 by Jenna*

**Algebra **

I already posted this question and Reiny answered it, I just wanted to clarify my answer Problem: If f(x) is a polynomial of degree 4, and g(x) is a polynomial of degree 2, then what is the degree of polynomial f(x)-g(x)? Reiny: so f(x) has to contain an x^4 term and g(x) does...
*November 12, 2014 by Trish Goal*

**Homework**

We, my roomates and I, keep getting replies saying stop posting under more than one name. We are not posting under more than one name we are all different. We all live together and only have this common computer at the moment, but we are more than one person and we love this ...
*November 12, 2007 by Olivia*

**math (A question for Reiny)**

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the help with magic squares! But I have one quick question- how can I show my work! I have to show my work or I receive like 1/2 credit.
*August 25, 2010 by Anonymous*

**math (Reiny)**

If # (a,b,c,d)means you raise b,c and d to the power of a and then take the sum of the resulting values, and # (2,3,4,d)=89,then d=? 2^a + 3^a + 4^a = 89 1^a + 1^a + 1^a = 89 3^a = 89 a = 86 an I do it right
*December 19, 2013 by peter*

**math**

you have one penny one nickel one dime and one quarter. how many different amounts of money can you make using one or more of these coins ... please help..me..:(
*December 9, 2009 by Katherine*

**Algebra II**

I solved one of these sigma notations and had Reiny check it in an earlier post but this one totally befuddles me- Which of the following terms would not be in the series generated by the expression: 5 Signma symbol (k^2-5k+2) k=2 the choices are 2, -2, 4 or -4If you could ...
*December 5, 2011 by Julia*

**ap biology again**

In order to answer a question I must use this information but I find it very confusing. The restriction enzymes of bacteria protect the bacteria from succesful attack by bacteriophages, whose genomes can be degraded by the restriction enzymes. The bacterial genomes are not ...
*January 4, 2008 by claudia*

**Trig.......**

I need to prove that the following is true. Thanks (2tanx /1-tan^x)+(1/2cos^2x-1)= (cosx+sinx)/(cosx - sinx) and thanks ........... check your typing. I tried 30, the two sides are not equal, they differ by 1 oh , thank you Mr Reiny I'll tell my teacher this Question is Wrong...
*April 18, 2007 by abdo*

**Biology - fossils**

my sister Shreya be sick so i posting her biology questions. one question ask hw did creationists explain fossils. she write this be about noah's flood but what be noah's flood? i look up on internet for her and there be too much confusing words. i only be able to make out ...
*March 2, 2012 by Mohammad*

**Physics**

Another one, sorry! =P This stuff is really confusing.. Why doesn't friction depend on surface area?
*November 17, 2009 by Cyn*

**Reiny Or Damon?**

Thanks for reading this! A triangular prism has vertices at A(2,-1,-1) B(2,1,4) C(2,2,-1) D(-1,-1,-1) E(-1,1,4), and F(-1,2,-1)? This question has two parts: 1 - Which image point has the coordinates (-3,2,1) after a translation using the vector <-5,1,3> I'm thinking it'...
*April 26, 2012 by For Reiny*

**math**

multiply the equation by a power of 10 to write an equivalent equation with integer coefficients: #1. 4.15x+3.01=10.9x+1.29 #2. 1.596y-3.08=0.9y this is the 2nd time I'm posting this question. but the last reply I got was confusing. can you please show me how to do at least ...
*September 21, 2009 by Anonymous*

**Math**

Soybean meal is 18% protein, cornmeal is 9% protein. how many pounds of each should be mixed together to get a 360 pound mixture that is 15% protein ? Word problems are my favorites, but this one is confusing me. Help is very much appreciated
*July 7, 2010 by Christy*

**Reiny Damon Bobpursley?**

Thanks for reading this! A triangular prism has vertices at A(2,-1,-1) B(2,1,4) C(2,2,-1) D(-1,-1,-1) E(-1,1,4), and F(-1,2,-1)? This question has two parts: 1 - Which image point has the coordinates (-3,2,1) after a translation using the vector <-5,1,3> I'm thinking it'...
*April 27, 2012 by Tabby*

**english**

Regarding the use of commas, which one of the following statements is accurate? A. A parenthetical use of commas is usually confusing to the reader. B. There is no need for commas that indicate added details in a sentence. C. Commas are needed to separate a list of three or ...
*May 2, 2013 by selena*

**Accounting**

How does one determine variance analysis? I am trying to understand this and my text book is confusing me. Also, to determine this, would one find the the answers in the balance sheet or cash flow statement, or from the revenue and expenses?
*April 30, 2010 by Barbie*

**CONFUSING QUESTION PLEASE HELP**

Which one of the following species will react with Sn at standard state conditions? a) S b) Ag+ c) Cu d) Zn2+
*May 8, 2013 by scilover*

**math**

reiny, could you give the motorists two trips another try. it appears you can work it . i'd appriciate seeing an answer. thanks.
*July 22, 2011 by mac*

**Science**

A student observed two different types of cells under a microscope. She noticed that one cell had many more mitochondria than the other. What can the student predict about the cell with more mitochondria? A. The cell produces more waste. B. The cell makes more proteins. C. The...
*February 27, 2012 by Kate*

**Math**

3) Find the area bounded by the curves f(x)= x^3 + x^2 and g(x)= 2x^2 + 2x. I get 4653pi/105 after help from Mr. Reiny, but this is wrong. Have I calculated incorrectly? Thank you
*May 22, 2013 by Hannah*

**math**

you are planning to open a candy stand with your friends. you will need to buy 20 candy bars at a wholesale cost of $.30 each. you will need to buy 15 lollipops at a cost of $.05 each. How much money will you spend ALL TOGETHER? its pretty confusing :( and this one: for a ...
*May 22, 2014 by triganle*

**factoring**

let f(m)=m^3 + 3m^2 + 3m + 1 notice f(-1) = 0, so m+1 is a factor. Using division, the answer is m^2 + 2m + 1 which factors once more to (m+1)(m+1) so you have (m+1)^3 = 0 and then m = -1 Are you familiar with Pascal's triangle? Did you notice the pattern in the coefficients 1...
*March 11, 2007 by Reiny*

**So confusing! Help Math.**

49x-2 = 7 7 a. -5/4 b.5/4 c. 11/4 d. -11/4
*May 21, 2013 by Holly*

**Math**

If REINY was reading story problems and if he did not know the algorithm steps to share to a simple problem, would he have time to be sarcastic?
*January 29, 2012 by john*

**math logic**

I need to find 5 or more ordered pairs (x,y) In which xy = x + y like (0,0) and (2,2) 0,0 2,2 1/2,-1 -1,1/2 i need one more How about two different x's and y''s? (2,3) = 1,5) this is the problem: xy= x+y or the product of xy equals the sum of x and y. example: x= .5 and y= -1 ...
*December 3, 2006 by steph*

**to Reiny**

-5 = x - 3(x+4) 3(x+4) = x+5 square both sides 9(x+4) = x^2 + 10x + 25 x^2 + x - 11 = 0 solving this by the quadratic formula gave me x = (-1 }45)/2 or appr. 2.854 or -3.854 how did u go from line one to line 2
*May 26, 2009 by to Reiny*

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