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# Reciprocals and Cubes

Started by BMAD, May 07 2013 03:31 AM

3 replies to this topic

### #1

Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:31 AM

The sum of the reciprocals of two real numbers is −1, and the sum of their cubes is 4. What are the numbers?

### #2

Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:11 AM

Spoiler for looks like

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

### #3

Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:02 PM Best Answer

Spoiler for an idea

### #4

Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:26 PM

Spoiler for an idea

Very nice!

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

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