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# A rich merchant had collected many gold coins......?

A rich merchant had collected many gold coins. He did not want anyone to know about them. One day, his wife asked, "how many gold coins to we have?" After pausing a moment, he replied "If I divid the coins into 2 unequal numbers then 36 times the difference between the 2 numbers equals the difference between the 2 squares of the 2 numbers. How many gold coins to they have?

Please answer and show your work please

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- liberty911Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
36(x - y) = x^2 - y^2, x <> y

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