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Let Jim's number be a then Jaunita's number is 8 more than Jim's so Jaunita's number is a + 8. The product of the two numbers is 308 so
or
Factoring this I get
so a = 14 or 22. I expect they both thought of positive numbers so Jim's number is 14 and Jaunita's number is 14 + 8 = 22. (Check that 14 × 22 = 308.) Penny  


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