
(10n+3,5n+2)=1
Prove that for any number $\displaystyle n$ $\displaystyle (10n+3,5n+2)=1$
The way I approached it was by linear combinations
$\displaystyle d=m(10n+3)+q(5n+2)$
$\displaystyle =10mn+3m+5qn+2q$
$\displaystyle =5n(2m+q)+3m+2q$
At this point I get stuck. I kind of wish there were some way of saying since it was a linear combination of 5,3, and 2 the gcd of the three must be one.

Hello,
Just note that since 10=5x2, you may want to have a look at (10n+3)2(5n+2) :) that's a common method : find a linear combination that cancels n and the result will be a multiple of the gcd!

Thank you so much. I didn't think of just picking a combination. I always thought I needed to deal with them in the abstract *wavy hands*