hey i'm not sure how to go about solving this question. any help is appreciated. Thanks!

There are three numbers in the ratio of 2:3:4. The sum of their squares is 464. find the numbers.

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- Nov 9th 2009, 11:35 AMextraordinarymachineword problem w/ ratio
hey i'm not sure how to go about solving this question. any help is appreciated. Thanks!

There are three numbers in the ratio of 2:3:4. The sum of their squares is 464. find the numbers. - Nov 9th 2009, 12:12 PMmasters
Hi extraordinarymachine,

Set it up this way: The numbers will be represented as 2x, 3x, and 4x.

The sum of their squares will be represented:

Solve for x (there will be two of them...one + and one -).

Then determine your three numbers by multiplying by 2, 3, and 4, respectively.