The difference of two positive numbers is 6 and the sum of their squares is 90. Find the numbers. I know the numbers are 3 and 9, but I just don't know how to go about showing the work. Thanks!
Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+
Originally Posted by curt26 The difference of two positive numbers is 6 and the sum of their squares is 90. Find the numbers. I know the numbers are 3 and 9, but I just don't know how to go about showing the work. Given so .
Last edited by Plato; July 26th 2013 at 03:41 PM.
You just need to translate this into a system of equations. So you can start off: Do you see how to take it from here?
Last edited by adkinsjr; July 26th 2013 at 03:35 PM.
Originally Posted by Plato Given so . Shouldn't it be the difference for the first equation ...?
Originally Posted by adkinsjr Shouldn't it be the difference for the first equation ...? Yes and I edited it before you even posted this.
View Tag Cloud