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The sum of two numbers is 16 and their product is 36. Find the reciprocal of the sum of the two numbers.

 Dec 31, 2020
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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. :))))

 

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 Dec 31, 2020

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