AtomicReaper
  • AtomicReaper
The sum of the squares of two positive integers is 185. If one integer is 3 less than the other, Find the larger integer.
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welshfella
  • welshfella
if we let highest number be x then other number is x - 3 so we have x^2 + (x -3)^2 = 185 solve this for x.
AtomicReaper
  • AtomicReaper
@welshfella, would it be 11?
welshfella
  • welshfella
yes

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AtomicReaper
  • AtomicReaper
Ok thanks!!!
AtomicReaper
  • AtomicReaper
Do you mind helping me set up another problem?
welshfella
  • welshfella
the eqtion simplifies to x^2 - 3x - 88 = 0 (x - 11)(x - 8) = 0
welshfella
  • welshfella
I have 10 minites before i go
AtomicReaper
  • AtomicReaper
I just need help setting it up.
welshfella
  • welshfella
ok
welshfella
  • welshfella
that last should have been (x - 11)(x + 8) = 0
AtomicReaper
  • AtomicReaper
I tagged you in the new one so i could give another medal

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