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    word 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 ???
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    Re: word problem... question

    What's the entire problem?
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    Re: word problem... question

    here my bad
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    Re: 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.
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