Here is the problem: Two numbers are in the ratio 3:4. Find the numbers if

A. their sum is 98.

B. their product is 768.

Here is the problem: Two numbers are in the ratio 3:4. Find the numbers if

A. their sum is 98.

B. their product is 768.

A. their sum is 98.

B. their product is 768.

- stapel_eliz
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What have you tried? How far did you get? Where are you stuck?

You named the numbers, something maybe like "x" and "y", and used the ratio information:

. . . . .

Then you noted that x + y = 98, so y = 98 - x, so:

. . . . .

And... then what? Or, if you used some other method, what was it?

Please be complete. Thank you!

You named the numbers, something maybe like "x" and "y", and used the ratio information:

. . . . .

Then you noted that x + y = 98, so y = 98 - x, so:

. . . . .

And... then what? Or, if you used some other method, what was it?

Please be complete. Thank you!

I am trying to find the two numbers whose sum is 98.

The answer guide says 42 and 56. I want to know how they came up with these two numbers.

The answer guide says 42 and 56. I want to know how they came up with these two numbers.

- Martingale
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angelbaby wrote:I am trying to find the two numbers whose sum is 98.

The answer guide says 42 and 56. I want to know how they came up with these two numbers.

solve...

stapel_eliz wrote:. . . . .

for x. That will get you one number. Then you should be able to easily find the other.