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    problems that I can't solve

    Dividend a, division, b^2, divisior c, remainder 42

    a + b + c + d What value least ?

    a)54 b) 53 c) 49 d)55 e) 50
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    Re: problems that I can't solve

    Quote Originally Posted by OPETH View Post
    Dividend a, division, b^2, divisior c, remainder 42

    a + b + c + d What value least ?

    a)54 b) 53 c) 49 d)55 e) 50
    I know what a dividend, divisor, and remainder are, however ...

    any info about d ? what, exactly do you mean by "division, b^2" and what does it have to do with a and c (and d) ?

    please quote the question as it was presented to you ...
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    Re: problems that I can't solve

    Hello, OPETH!

    We need a LOT of clarification . . .


    Dividend a, division, b^2, divisior c, remainder 42 . [1]

    a + b + c + d . What value least ? . [2]

    . . a) 54 . . b) 53 . . c) 49 . . d) 55 . ., e) 50

    [1] A division has: dividend, divisor, quotient, and remainder.
    . . .In your problem, which is which?

    [2] What is d?


    None of the choices are appropriate.

    Since the remainder is 42, the dividend  a must be at least 42.
    Since the remainder is 42, the divisor  c must be at least 43.

    Already we have: . a + c \:\ge\:85
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    Re: problems that I can't solve

    Sorry!

    a, b, c are naturel numbers.

    Dividend a, division b^2  <br />
, divisior c, remainder 42


    a: b^2 = c <br />
, remainder 42
    a + b + c

    Which is value least (miniumum) ?

    a)54 b) 53 c) 49 d)55 e) 50
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    Re: problems that I can't solve

    Is this a cryptic puzzle?
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    Re: problems that I can't solve

    I just have a homework question I've been stuck on and hoping you guys can help me out a bit.
    COnsider the number 48. If you add 1 to it, you get 49, which is a perfect square. If you add 1 to its (1/2), you get 25, which is also a perfect square. Please find the next 2 numbers with the same properties. like 48+1=49 (perfect square)
    48/2=24, 24+1=25 (perfect square)

    Thank you so much!
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