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anonymous
 5 years ago
Parent on line needs help ... long time since math
Aunt is 26 years older than niece  the product of their ages = 456 ... so x(x+26) = 456
anonymous
 5 years ago
Parent on line needs help ... long time since math Aunt is 26 years older than niece  the product of their ages = 456 ... so x(x+26) = 456

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yep that's right :) just expand and you'll have a quadratic equation to be solved.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but that is what I need help with ... my husband is the math guy xsquared + 26x=456 then what

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0xsquared + 26x=456, xsquared + 26x456=0, factorize this quadratic equation .

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok .. xsquared  456 = 26x xsquared  456 = x ________________ 26 Is that right? I did it the back way and got the ages to be 12 and 38 ... now I know why I am an attorney :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that's not factorization. if you factorize, you'll get (x+38)(x12)=0 x=38 or x=12. since x is age, and age must be positive integer, we take x=12 as the answer :)
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