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Question from Amie:

the product of two numbers is 108.when the larger number is divided by the smaller number the quotient is 3. What are the number.tnx

Hi Amie,

Suppose the smaller number is $s.$ If you divide the larger number by the smaller number you get 3 and hence the larger number is 3 times the smaller number. Thus the larger number is $3s.$ The product of the two numbers is 108. Solve for $s.$


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