# SOLUTION: the sum of 2 whole numbers is 9 and the sum of their reciprocals is 1/2. find the numbers

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numbers Word Problems Question 630720: the sum of 2 whole numbers is 9 and the sum of their reciprocals is 1/2. find the numbersAnswer by lwsshak3(6513)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!the sum of 2 whole numbers is 9 and the sum of their reciprocals is 1/2. find the numbers ** let x=one of the numbers 9-x=2nd number 1/x+1/(9-x)=1/2 LCD: 2x(9-x) 18-2x+2x=9x-x^2 x^2-9x+18=0 (x-6)(x-3)=0 x=6 and x=3 numbers are: 6 and 3