Zahid H. answered • 05/22/20

University Undergraduate Math Tutor with 2+ Years of Experience

To find numbers that multiply to give -24 and add to give -10, let's find the factor pairs of 24

Factor Pairs of -24:

-1 x 24

-2 x 12

-3 x 8

-4 x 6

or

1 x -24

2 x -12

3 x -8

4 x -6

Now, if we take those factor pairs, and add them together, we can see which one adds to give you -10.

Sum of factor pairs:

-1 + 24 = 23

-2 + 12 = 10

-3 + 8 = 5

-4 + 5 = 1

1 + -24 = -23

2 + -12 = -10

3 + -8 = -5

4 + -5 = -1

From there, we can see that 2 + -12 = -10, so the two numbers to answer your problem will be 2 and -12

Alexandra M.

ok thank you!05/22/20