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    If the difference of two positive numbers is 3, find the least possible value of thei

    If the difference of two positive numbers is 3, find the least possible value of their product
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    Re: If the difference of two positive numbers is 3, find the least possible value of

    Set up the equation for this: given a first number x and a second number x-3, their product is P=x(x-3). Determine dP/dx, set it to 0, and solve for x. This will give you either a minimum value for P or a maximum. So try it - what do you get for x? Is it a min or a max?
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