Thread: Largest possible value of numbers

1. Largest possible value of numbers

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 ?

2. Re: Largest possible value of numbers

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

3. Re: Largest possible value of numbers

n^{2}-8(n+1)=25 gives you just two possible values for n.
I get two values -3 and 11
But 11 isnt the answer.

4. Re: Largest possible value of numbers

Hello, MikeNoob!

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"

5. Re: Largest possible value of numbers

Read the question again: ."The largest product of two consecutive integers"
Thanks for the tip 11*12