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**BobtheBob** I am currently teaching myself some maths but I have found these two questions on the internet, and I'm completely stuck.

The questions are:

1.A man whose birthday was January 1st died on Feb 9th 1992. He was $\displaystyle x$ years of age in the year $\displaystyle x^2 AD$ for some interger $\displaystyle x$. In what year was he born?

2. If $\displaystyle p$ and $\displaystyle p^2+14$ are both prime numbers, find, with justification, all possible values of $\displaystyle p$.

I think that question 1 is to do with quadratics and you can tell that if $\displaystyle x$ is $\displaystyle 44$, then $\displaystyle x^2$ would be $\displaystyle 1936$ which looks to be the most sensible, although I do not know where to go. Question 2 I don't really know where to start.

These are both really nagging me and I cannot get the answers.

Thanks so much for any help given!