The sum of two numbers is 16 and their product is 36. Find the reciprocal of the sum of the two numbers.
Let's set the 2 numbers as a and b.
a + b = 16
a*b = 36
I'm a bit confused about your question because the reciprocal of the sum of the two numbers is just 1/16. 1/(a+b)
The sum being 16, and the reciprocal of 16 is 1/16.
I've seen many problems about the sum of the reciprocals of the numbers. 1/a+1/b
Which is equal to (a+b)/(a*b) = 16/36 = 4/9
However, that's not what the problem asks for.
I hope this helped. :))))