the product of two numbers is 12348 and their quotent is 7.Find the numbers

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Let x and y be the two numbers, we were given:

xy = 12348

x/y = 7, so x = 7y

Replace x in the first equation:

7y*y = 12348

7y^2 = 12348

y^2 = 12348/7 = 1764

y = ± sqrt (1764) = ± 42

x = 7(± 42) = ± 294

These two numbers are 294, 42 or - 294, -42.

xy = 12348

x/y = 7, so x = 7y

Replace x in the first equation:

7y*y = 12348

7y^2 = 12348

y^2 = 12348/7 = 1764

y = ± sqrt (1764) = ± 42

x = 7(± 42) = ± 294

These two numbers are 294, 42 or - 294, -42.

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