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What is the largest possible value of the product of two consecutive integers for which the square of the smaller integer minus 8 times the larger integer equals 25 ?(Ans=132

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- Jun 23rd 2012, 11:31 PMMikeNoobLargest possible value of numbersQuote:

What is the largest possible value of the product of two consecutive integers for which the square of the smaller integer minus 8 times the larger integer equals 25 ?(Ans=132

- Jun 24th 2012, 01:03 AMBobPRe: Largest possible value of numbers
$\displaystyle n^{2}-8(n+1)=25$ gives you just two possible values for $\displaystyle n.$

- Jun 24th 2012, 12:44 PMMikeNoobRe: Largest possible value of numbersQuote:

n^{2}-8(n+1)=25 gives you just two possible values for n.

But 11 isnt the answer. - Jun 24th 2012, 12:54 PMSorobanRe: Largest possible value of numbers
Hello, MikeNoob!

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I get two values -3 and 11

But 11 isn't the answer.

Of course not!

Read the question again: ."The largest product of two consecutive integers"

- Jun 24th 2012, 12:55 PMMikeNoobRe: Largest possible value of numbersQuote:

Read the question again: ."The largest product of two consecutive integers"