If you can the amount be represented as a sum of squares:

Then the solution can be written:

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Ps=77783 [only prime so far for p[n<2000]]

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a/b-c = a/b - a/c

1/(1-1) = 1/1 - 1/1

You have a bracket in line 2 that is missing in line 1.

Either way, the algebra is wrong. Suppose a = 7, b = 5 and c = 3

whereas

If you put in the bracket:

So your theory falls at line 1. Sorry.

Division is defined as the inverse process to multiplication. Thus:

So, in order to find a meaning for

we must look at this multiplication:

This equation has no solution, so you cannot find a meaning for dividing by zero. (unless you are prepared to abandon either the definition of division or the properties of multiplication.)

Bob

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]]>For all complex z, the upper limit point of sn= sum((-1)^k (k^(1/k) -z), k=1..n) is the the MRB constant.

]]>2. Ratio of Division of Gains:

(i)When investments of all the partners are for the same time, the gain or loss is distributed among the partners in the ratio of their investments.

Suppose A and B invest Rs. x and Rs. y respectively for a year in a business, then at end of the year

(A's share of profit) : (B's share of profit) = x:y

(ii) When investments are for different time periods, then equivalent capitals are calculated for a unit of time by taking (capital x number of units of time).Now, gain or loss is divided in the ratio of these capitals.

Suppose A invests Rs. x for p months and B invests Rs. y for q months, then

(A's share of profit) : (B's share of profit) = px : qy

3. Working and Sleeping Partners:

A partner who manages the business is known as a working partner and the one who simply invests the money is a sleeping partner.

I hope these concepts will be helpful for you to solve some of your math problems.

]]>Many more, alternate methods, and examples: Wikipedia: Divisibility rule

Thanks for adding other methods also..

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