Here's the part of the problem I cannot solve:

You have two numbers. The difference between the two numbers is 12. The product of the two numbers is 17.

I've been trying and trying but all the numbers have added up to just over or under 17.

I've narrowed it down to somewhere around:

1.2801 x 13.2801 = 16.99985601

This damn homework is due tomorrow and I got nothing.

Maybe I've misread the question or something..Any help please?