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Q: What two numbers add to give you negative 1 but multiply to give you negative 42?

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They are: -5 and 4

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-3 and 1

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If you've written that correctly, there aren't two whole numbers that satisfy those conditions. -7 and 14 multiply to -98 but add up to 7.

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The two numbers -9 + √89 (≈ 0.434) and -9 - √89 (≈ -18.434)

There are no two real numbers that do, but the complex numbers (2 + i) and (2 - i) will.If you want two numbers that multiply to negative 5 and add to positive 4 then: -1 and 5If you want two numbers that multiply to negative 5 and add to negative 4 then: 1 and -5

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