# Largest possible value of numbers

• Jun 23rd 2012, 11:31 PM
MikeNoob
Largest possible value of numbers
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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
How would i solve this problem ?
• Jun 24th 2012, 01:03 AM
BobP
Re: Largest possible value of numbers
$n^{2}-8(n+1)=25$ gives you just two possible values for $n.$
• Jun 24th 2012, 12:44 PM
MikeNoob
Re: Largest possible value of numbers
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n^{2}-8(n+1)=25 gives you just two possible values for n.
I get two values -3 and 11
• Jun 24th 2012, 12:54 PM
Soroban
Re: Largest possible value of numbers
Hello, MikeNoob!

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I get two values -3 and 11