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# integers

1. ### The square of a number is positive

The square of a number is positive N ca be positive or negative, so test both scenarios: Take a positive number n. n^2 = n^2 * n^2 or Positive * Positive which is positive Take a negative number n (-n)^2 = -n * -n or Negative * Negative which is positive (-n)^2 = n^2
2. ### The mean age of 10 women in an office is 30 years old. The mean age of 10 men in an office is 29 yea

The mean age of 10 women in an office is 30 years old. The mean age of 10 men in an office is 29 years old. What is the mean age (nearest year) of all the people in the office? Mean is another word for average. Mean age of women = Sum of all ages women / number of women We're told mean age of...
3. ### 1 integer is 7 times another. If the product of the 2 integers is 448, then find the integers.

1 integer is 7 times another. If the product of the 2 integers is 448, then find the integers. Let the first integer be x and the second integer be y. We have the following two equations: x = 7y xy = 448 Substitute (1) into (2), we have: (7y)y = 448 7y^2 = 448 Divide each side by 7 y^2 = 64...
4. ### The product of two positive numbers is 96. Determine the two numbers if one is 4 more than the other

The product of two positive numbers is 96. Determine the two numbers if one is 4 more than the other. Let the 2 numbers be x and y. We have: xy = 96 x = y - 4 Substitute (2) into (1) (y - 4)y = 96 y^2 - 4y = 96 Subtract 96 from both sides: y^2 - 4y - 96 = 0 Factoring using our quadratic...