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Two numbers have a product of 3 1/5 and a sum of 3 3/5. one of the numbers is a whole number. What are the numbers?

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    N*M=3 1/5
    N+M=3 3/5

    change the fractions to improper

    N*M=16/5 or N=16/5M

    then in the second
    16/5M + M= 18/5
    multipy both sides by M
    16/5+M^2= 18M/5
    multipy both sides by 5
    16+5M^2=18M
    put it in standard form, and solve.

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