The smallest of the numbers is given by the solution to

x(x+46) = 48

x^2 + 46x = 48

(x+23)^2 = 48 + 23^2

x = -23 + √577

x ≈ 1.020824

The two numbers are (√577)±23, approximately 1.020824 and 47.020824.

x(x+46) = 48

x^2 + 46x = 48

(x+23)^2 = 48 + 23^2

x = -23 + √577

x ≈ 1.020824

The two numbers are (√577)±23, approximately 1.020824 and 47.020824.