If r, q are rationals, and r+q, r*q are integers, are r, q both integers?
Well, the title pretty much says it all. If: , then is it necessarily true that both
I've done some experimenting, and it seems to be true. I mean, 2 and 1/2 satisfy the product, but not the sum, and 1/3, 2/3 satisfy the sum but not the product, but attempts to prove it have so far failed.
I tried saying, let p, q be represented by . Then, , and as such, hcf(ac) and hcf(ad+bc) must be some multiple of hcf(bd), but it didn't get me anywhere. Does anyone have any suggestion as to the next step to go for this?
On another note, is there a sticky anywhere with advice as to the syntax of the [ MATH ] tag?