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Tasha believes that she can rewrite the difference 120 - 36 as a product of the two numbers and another difference. Is she correct?

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  1. 120-36 = 84

    84 = 2*2*3*7

    See what you can do with that.

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  2. (120)(-36)(x) = 120-36
    -(36)(120)x = 84
    x = -84/(36*120) = -7/360

    so all we have to do is write -7/360 as the difference
    e.g. -7/360 = 353/360 - 1

    so 120 - 36 = (120)(-36)(353/360 - 1)

    which is the product of the two numbers and another difference

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  3. Yes

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  4. I don't know what to do

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