# SOLUTION: the difference of two positive numbers is 4 and the sum of their squares is 80. Find the numbers

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Percentage-and-ratio-word-problems Question 350632: the difference of two positive numbers is 4 and the sum of their squares is 80. Find the numbersAnswer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Hi, Let x represent the smaller number. Then (x+4) will be the other. . Question states . . . . factor (2x - 8)(x+8) = 0 (x+8) = 0 this solution will not result in a positive number . (2x-8) = 0 x = 4 Numbers are 4 and 8 . check your answer 16 + 64 = 80