shouldn't it be 3 - 1 = 2 and not 3 - 3 = 0 because it's asking for the greatest possible value of h - g ???

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- Dec 17th 2012, 08:32 PMasilvester635word problem... question
shouldn't it be 3 - 1 = 2 and not 3 - 3 = 0 because it's asking for the greatest possible value of h - g ???

- Dec 17th 2012, 08:37 PMMarkFLRe: word problem... question
What's the entire problem?

- Dec 17th 2012, 09:01 PMasilvester635Re: word problem... question
here my bad

- Dec 17th 2012, 09:10 PMMarkFLRe: word problem... question
That's a poorly worded problem, as -21 is a factor of 21, we could say the maximum value of h - g is 3 - (-21) = 24.

Even if we restrict ourselves to positive integral factors, your solution 3 - 1 = 2 is better than the choice given.