anonymous
  • anonymous
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
  • anonymous
that's right. then you expand the left hand side of the equation and you'll have a quadratic equation.
radar
  • radar
Multiply it out and subtrtact 456 from both sides of the equation and then use quadratic formula to solve
radar
  • radar
\[-b \pm \sqrt{b ^{2}-4ac}\over2a\] for your equation, a=1, b=26, c=-456

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radar
  • radar
\[-26\pm \sqrt{26^{2}-(4)(-456)}\over 2\] You will find that neice is 12 yrs young and aunt is 38 yrs old.

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