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**tyuighp****Member**- Registered: 2015-12-04
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find a,r

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Have you made any attempt at the problem yourself?

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**Monox D. I-Fly****Member**- From: Indonesia
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Hint:

Source: Trial and error (it's a punishment for those who haven't shown any effort)

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**thickhead****Member**- Registered: 2016-04-16
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The answer has been given.Is solution necessary?

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**tyuighp****Member**- Registered: 2015-12-04
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yes thickhead

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Due to teacher complaints about cheating and copyright violation we are restricted in how much and what type help we can give for homework questions.

Do you have some work of your own that I can improve or help on? If you show some work, some effort, then you can be helped. It is as simple as that.

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**Primenumbers****Member**- Registered: 2013-01-22
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7 is prime so only factorable by 1 or 7.

the only squares less than 6 are 1 and 4 therefore a=1, r=2

a=7, r=0

73 is prime so only factorable by 1 or 73. 73 too big so must be 1. Only smaller than 73 is r= 1 or 2. 1 is too small so a=1, r=2.

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**Lehona****Member**- Registered: 2016-10-22
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Primenumbers wrote:

7 is prime so only factorable by 1 or 7.

the only squares less than 6 are 1 and 4 therefore a=1, r=2

a=7, r=0

73 is prime so only factorable by 1 or 73. 73 too big so must be 1. Only smaller than 73 is r= 1 or 2. 1 is too small so a=1, r=2.

You seem to implicitly assume that a is an integer, because for a,r€R there are a lot more possiblities than your first few lines mention.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hee, hee, you are right Lehona, for some reason everyone looked only for integer solutions. There are 6 solutions in all.

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**thickhead****Member**- Registered: 2016-04-16
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If it is true for r=2 then it is true for r=1/2

In addition substitute

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*Last edited by thickhead (2016-10-26 00:46:24)*

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**ElainaVW****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-29
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When you're trying to do numerics you should check your work. You're not doing that. Please plug in those answers to check.

*Last edited by ElainaVW (2016-10-25 23:20:25)*

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