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Asked Feb 1, 2019
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The product of two whole numbers is 462 and their sum is 43. What are the two numbers?

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Expert Answer

Step 1

Let assume that the two whole numbers are x and y.

So according to the given information

xy = 462              ...(1)

x + y = 43               ...(2)

Step 2

Now using equation (2), we get

x = 43 - y                ...(3)

Step 3

Now substitute the value of x in equation (1) and simplify, we get

( 43 - y) y = 462

 43y - y2 = 462

y2 - 43y + 462= 0

y2 - 22y - 21y +...

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