Given that (a+ √3) ( b- √3 ) = 7 + 3√3 and thataandbare positive integers,

Find the values ofaandb.

ANSWER:a= 2,b= 5..

But how does one derive those values?

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- Jun 12th 2013, 09:11 AMSeaniboySolving equations involving surds 2
Given that (

*a*+ √3*) ( b*- √3 ) = 7 + 3√3 and that*a*and*b*are positive integers,

Find the values of*a*and*b.*

ANSWER:*a*= 2,*b*= 5..

But how does one derive those values? - Jun 12th 2013, 09:21 AMPlatoRe: Solving equations involving surds 2