## octoberchick1011 2 years ago Quick question y'all! :) What two factors of -1872 added together give you -36?

1. precal

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2. precal

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3. precal

|dw:1354575524990:dw|nasty little problem

4. precal

|dw:1354575563157:dw|this doesn't look good, are you sure you did not make up the problem

5. JakeV8

I "brute-forced" it in Excel just to see what was going on... there is a solution, but I didn't want to just blurt it out, since your approach should have worked and was more appropriate :)

6. octoberchick1011

No, I didn't make up the problem, lol. It's dificult isn't it!? D:

7. precal

|dw:1354575912613:dw|ok that is your y value, just plug that in and find x. No it is not a difficult problem just tedious

8. JakeV8

Never mind on my earlier Excel comment... I made a dumb error. I concur with "tedious" though...

9. octoberchick1011

Tedious is a better word for it, rather than dificult - my bad. && I got x = 28.86 and y = 64.86 -- Is that right? lol

10. precal

well if you multiply them together are they negative1872

11. octoberchick1011

*y = -64.86