# SOLUTION: One number is five more than a second number. The product of the two numbers is 374. Use guess and check or other means to find the two numbers

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 Question 137650: One number is five more than a second number. The product of the two numbers is 374. Use guess and check or other means to find the two numbersAnswer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!"guess and check"???? __ this is ALGEBRA.com let x="2nd number", so x+5="1st number" "The product of the two numbers is 374" __ x(x+5)=374 __ x^2+5x-374=0 factoring __ (x+22)(x-17)=0 __ so x=-22 and x=17 the two numbers are 22 and 17 __ they are either both positive or both negative