The number 201 is divided by a positive integer N. It is observed that the quotient, remainder and divisor (that is, N itself), but not necessarily in this order, are in geometric sequence.
What can N be?
(In reply to doing something wrong?
What a silly mistake!
After coming up with
q(qx + x^2) = 201
I went on to assume that (qx + x^2) had to be an integer. This would imply that q divides 201 which it clearly cannot.
Posted by Jer
on 2006-11-10 14:31:11