Two Numbers Are Such That Their Difference, The Sum And The Product Are In The Ratio 1:7:36. Find The Numbers And Explain! :cuss:

From the question we can say, x-y x+y xy --- = ---- = ---- = r 1 7 36 From this we get three equations, x - y = r x + y = 7r xy = 36r By solving these equations, we get the value of r=3, x=12, and y=9.

In the previous post, the first equation should be like this: [(x-y)/1] = [(x+y)/7] = [(xy)/36] = r It didn't display correctly, so I am reposting that equation here.