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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- May 11th 2012, 11:06 AMOPETHproblems 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 - May 11th 2012, 02:25 PMskeeterRe: problems that I can't solve
- May 11th 2012, 03:05 PMSorobanRe: problems that I can't solve
Hello, OPETH!

We need a LOT of clarification . . .

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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,, and remainder.*quotient*

. . .In your problem, which is which?

[2] What is*d*?

None of the choices are appropriate.

Since the remainder is 42, the dividend $\displaystyle a$ must be at least 42.

Since the remainder is 42, the divisor $\displaystyle c$ must be at least 43.

Already we have: .$\displaystyle a + c \:\ge\:85$

- May 12th 2012, 01:39 AMOPETHRe: problems that I can't solve
Sorry!

a, b, c are naturel numbers.

Dividend a, division $\displaystyle b^2

$, divisior c, remainder 42

$\displaystyle a: b^2 = c

$, remainder 42

a + b + c

Which is value least (miniumum) ?

a)54 b) 53 c) 49 d)55 e) 50 - May 12th 2012, 07:11 PMWilmerRe: problems that I can't solve
Is this a cryptic puzzle?

- May 24th 2012, 04:53 PMthemathlete1Re: 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!