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anonymous
 5 years ago
Among all pairs of numbers whose difference is 8, find a pair whose product is as small as possible. What is the minimum product?
anonymous
 5 years ago
Among all pairs of numbers whose difference is 8, find a pair whose product is as small as possible. What is the minimum product?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0xy=8 x*(8+x) 8x^2

myininaya
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0xy=8 implies x=8+y P=xy=(8+y)y=8y+y^2 P'=8+2y 8+2y=0 implies y=4 implies x=84=4

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0other than zero... ab = 8 a = 8+b ab = (8+b)b minimize b^2 + 8b 2b+8 = 0 2b = 8 b=4

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you all very much. I am new to this site so this helps a lot. I'll have more questions throughout the next 24 hours.
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