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A Difference And Quotient Problem (Posted on 2007-04-04) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Determine analytically all pairs of positive rational numbers (p, q) satisfying p-q = p/q such that p+q is a positive integer.

  Submitted by K Sengupta    
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(p, q) = (4, 2); (9/2, 3/2) constitutes the only possible solutions to the problem.

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The methodology culminating in the above solution is submitted by Steve Herman in this location.

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionGot it, I think!Steve Herman2007-04-04 17:53:13
a spoiler to begin withAdy TZIDON2007-04-04 10:17:24
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