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QUICKIE X (Posted on 2017-03-28) Difficulty: 1 of 5
Let x be a positive integer of the form 24n − 1, where n is an integer.

Prove that if a and b are positive integers such that x = ab,
then a + b is a multiple of 24.

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Hints/Tips re: Solution....hint/spoiler | Comment 2 of 3 |
(In reply to Solution by broll)

Hint   (edited):

n=1    ab=24-1=23=23+1

23+1 =24 , multiple of 24 

proceed by induction on n - >  adding 24 changes nothing




Edited on August 8, 2017, 3:59 am
  Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2017-03-28 14:11:12

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