what adds up to 13 but multiplies to 24

Nothing adds up to 13 and multiplies to 24, but if there are decimals it could work.

never mind, i realized my solution was incorrect, as i misread your question. sorry about that!

Hi Guest!

x + y = 13

y = x - 13

xy = 24

x(x-13) = 24

x^2-13x+24 = 0

So now we have to use the quadratic equation

x = 13/2 + sqrt(73)/2

y = 13/2 - sqrt(73)/2

I hope this helped.

So those are our 2 answers. :)))

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nice answer, cat! i was wondering though, what if the question meant more than two numbers?

for example, 2*3*4 multiplies to 24, but they don't add up to 13. would there maybe be more than just a pair of numbers that could work?