# the difference between two numbers is 4.56 what could the two numbers be?

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- ?Lv 72 months ago
Let x, y be the 2 numbers & x>y, then

x-y=4.56

=>

x=4.56+y

for a given value of y in R there always a value of x

to correspond to it & satisfying the equation. Thus

there are infinitely many (x,y) as the solutions.

For example, taking y=3.56, then x=8.12, etc.

There is no integral solutions of x & y, for

x=114/25+y=4+14/25+y & 14/25 will never

be an integer.

If complex numbers are considered, then

y=a+bi=> x=(4.56+a)+bi, where a,b are in R.

there are also infinitely many solutions of (x,y).

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- llafferLv 72 months ago
There is an infinite number of solutions.

Just pick one number, add 4.56 to it, and that's your second:

2 and 6.56

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