three numbers of a geometric progression whose sum is 28 and whose product is 512. find the first three numbers

the problem above, i have attempted it and arrived at 8,16,32

am i correct? thanks

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- May 21st 2012, 03:06 AMlawochekeldefinite series!
three numbers of a geometric progression whose sum is 28 and whose product is 512. find the first three numbers

the problem above, i have attempted it and arrived at 8,16,32

am i correct? thanks - May 21st 2012, 03:27 AMPlatoRe: definite series!
- May 21st 2012, 03:53 AMProve ItRe: definite series!
- May 21st 2012, 12:55 PMbjhopperRe: definite series!
Try this

3 terms a,ar.ar^2 Product = 512 = a^3 r^3 a = 8/r second term =8 third term = 8r

add the 3 terms whose sum =28 . This will produce a quadratic equation giving the r value