# Math Help - Equation word problem

1. ## Equation word problem

If the sum of two numbers is 5 and their difference is 2, what is their product?

This problem is for extra points.

2. Originally Posted by Schatzle06
If the sum of two numbers is 5 and their difference is 2, what is their product?

This problem is for extra points.
We have,
$x+y=5$
$x-y=2$
$2x=7$
$x=3.5$
$3.5-y=2$
$y=1.5$
$xy=(1.5)(3.5)$