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    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 ?
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    Re: Largest possible value of numbers

    n^{2}-8(n+1)=25 gives you just two possible values for n.
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    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.
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    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"
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    Re: Largest possible value of numbers

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