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 3 years ago
Two numbers have a difference of 8. Find the numbers if their product is a minimum.?
What does the part where it says the product is a minimum mean?
How does that part relate to your answer?
 3 years ago
Two numbers have a difference of 8. Find the numbers if their product is a minimum.? What does the part where it says the product is a minimum mean? How does that part relate to your answer?

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MrYantho
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It means of all the options, when you multiply them, it gives the lowest result.

lalaly
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3let the numbers be x and y xy=8 so y=x8 xy=minimum substitute (x8) in y and substitute y for min x(x8)=y y=x^28x now complete the square y=(x4)^216 x=4 substitute in first equation 4y=8 y=4 so the numbers are 4,4

MrYantho
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0logically, the largest product is a square. Since you want the lowest, there is a change with one of the numbers being negative (plus/minus version of same number), giving you the largest negative number. So we use our difference to tell us how far in each direction we travel from zero.

Rsok96
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thank you to everyone who answered they were all helpful
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