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2. The product of two whole numbers is 24. The smallest possible sum of these
two numbers is

A) 9

B) 10

C) 11

D) 14

E) 25

 

 Apr 11, 2020
 #1
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Possible answers:

  1 x 24   --->   sum = 25

  2 x 12   --->   sum = 14

  3 x 8     --->   sum =

  4 x 6     --->   sum =

  6 x 4

  8 x 3

  12 x 2

  24 x 1

 

Complete the table to get your answer ...

 Apr 11, 2020
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Thanks for the answer Geno,

Usehui has said (in the wrong spot) that he does not fully understand.

 

Usehui, if you do not understand this is where your post needs to be.

Answerers really like you to interact with them and query their answers when you do not fully understand.

 

It indicates to them that you are grateful for their time and you really want to understand and you do not just want the answer.

  wink

 

(Don't forget to thank answerers and give them thumbs up)

 Apr 11, 2020
edited by Melody  Apr 11, 2020
 #3
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ueshui's response is:

 

"its good answer but I don't understand the sum part"

 

The product of 2 whole numbers is 24  (for this question to work the numbers much both be positive)

 

Geno has looked at all the pairs that multiply to 24

 

1 and 24

2 and 12

3 and 8

4 and 6

and they are the only possibilities.

 

Now the question goes on to ask "The smallest possible sum of these two numbers is?"

Well what are the sums of each of those pairs?

Which pair gives you the smallest sum?

 

Sum means to add the numbers together.

 Apr 11, 2020

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