To find the answer to "What two numbers have a product of 44 and a sum of 27?" we first state what we know. We are looking for x and y and we know that x • y = 44 and x + y = 27.

Before we keep going, it is important to know that x • y is the same as y • x and x + y is the same as y + x. The two variables are interchangeable. Which means that when we create one equation to solve the problem, we will have two answers.

To solve the problem, we take x + y = 27 and solve it for y to get y = 27 - x. Then, we replace y in x • y = 44 with 27 - x to get this:

x • (27 - x) = 44

Like we said above, the x and y are interchangeable, therefore the x in the equation above could also be y. The bottom line is that when we solved the equation we got two answers which are the two numbers that have a product of 44 and a sum of 27. The numbers are:

1.74202

25.25798

That's it! The two numbers that have a product of 44 and a sum of 27 are 1.74202 and 25.25798 as proven below:

1.74202 • 25.25798 = 44

1.74202 + 25.25798 = 27

Note: Answers are rounded up to the nearest 6 decimals if necessary so the answers may not be exact.

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