Q. 104.8( 5 Votes )

The difference of two numbers is 5 and the difference of their reciprocals is Find the numbers.

Answer :

Let the first number be ‘X’, so the other number will be ’(X+5)’.

On simplifying further,

X2 + 5X – 50 = 0

On applying Sreedhracharya formula

X = –10 or X = 5.

Then other numbers will be (X+5) = {–10+5} & {5+5} i.e., –5 or 10.

The numbers are –10 & –5 or 5 & 10.

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