Math and Arithmetic
Algebra

What two numbers when added equal to 26 but when multiplied negative 192?

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04/28/2010

a+b=26

ab=-192

=>a=(26-b)

=>ab=(26-b)b=-192

=>26b-b2=-192

=>26b-b2+192=0

=>b2-13b-96=0

=>Using quadratic formula:

=>b=>a.

Or,

a+b=26

ab=-192

=>a=-192/b

=>(-192/b)+b=26

=>(Same equation)

=> Quadratic formula

=>b=>a