# ALGEBRA

posted by .

WHAT 2 NUMBERS EQUALS -272 WHEN YOU MULTIPLY THEM AND THOSE SAME 2 NUMBERS EQUAL 2 WHEN YOU ADD THEM?

• ALGEBRA -

Divide -272 by 2.
THEN, make sure that when you add them, they equal two. If not, then you either did the math wrong, or my method is wrong. Either way, good luck.

• ALGEBRA -

Use some intuition on these kind
You probably want integers.
You know one is positive , the other negative.
Since their sum is 2 they must be "almost" opposites, and they must be only 2 apart in their absolute value.

take √272 = 16.49...
so try 16 and 17

try the numbers +17 and -16

(+17)(-16) = -272
but +17 + (-16) = 1 , not 2

so there are no integers.

so let's try some algebra
x+y = 2 , -----> y = 2-x
xy = -272

x(2-x) = -272
x^2 - 2x - 272 = 0

x = 1 ± √273

so try x = 1 + √273 = 17.5227
then y = -17.5227

(17.5227)(-15.5227) = -271.9996
(17.5227) + (-15.5227) = 2

so the two numbers are 1+√273 and 2-√273

## Similar Questions

1. ### math ,hep, plz

can someone help explain this for me please... Problem #1 What values for x must be excluded in the following fraction?
2. ### Math

Suppose you have two numbers. The difference of the two numbers is 12. The product of the two numbers is 17. Multiply the larger of the two numbers by 100, add 50 times the smaller number to that, round the total to the nearest whole …
3. ### algebra

When you add two numbers with exponets, say 2x^3+5x^6, do you multiply the exponents or add them?
4. ### math

you got 4 numbers 7,2,6,8 you can add, subtract, multiply, and divide.. how do those 4 numbers =24 or can they?
5. ### Integers

Suppose a1, a2, . . . , an is a list of n numbers with the following properties: The sum of those n numbers is 500. The sum of the smallest three of those numbers is 48. The sum of the largest two of those numbers is 35. (Note: There …
6. ### CITY SCHOOL

useing these numbers: 25 - 7 - 8 - 5 - 4 - 3 make an equation so that the answer equals 828,but you can ONLY use those numbers. you cant add any more numbers and you cant repeat any of the numbers. you DON'T have to use all the numbers …
7. ### Algebra

What can you multiply to get 5 and add to get 6 (two numbers both the same numbers)?
8. ### Math

How do i get 2 consecutive numbers (pair numbers) that they product is 272?
9. ### math 6 rule pattern

The same rule is used on each of these number column A to get the numbers in Column B. COlumn A B -3 -5 0 1 3 3 6 13 Which could be the rule?
10. ### Algebra

When multiplying two numbers written in scientific notation what do you do with the exponents of the 10?

More Similar Questions