The product of two positive numbers is 53. Express their sum as a function of one of the numbers.
I wrote 2 ways:
Please tell me where I went wrong (If there's anything I did well in the first place lol) and thank you
xy = 53
y = 53/x
So....their sum is
x + y =
x + (53/x)
Note that we don't have a particular solution.....for instance x = 53 and y = 1 works
Or.....x = (53/2) and y = 2 also works
We can generate infinite answers!!!!