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A real p puzzle (Posted on 2007-10-02) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Determine all possible positive real p satisfying 18[p] + 35{p} = 673, where [y] denotes the greatest integer ≤ y and {y} = y - [y]

  Submitted by K Sengupta    
Rating: 1.6667 (3 votes)
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Let [p] = m and {p} = n(say)
Then, p=m+n, and:
18m + 35n = 673
Or, n = (673-18m)/35
But 0≤ n< 1
or, 630 < 638< 18m< =673< 684
Or, 35< m< 38
Thus, m = 36, 37
m=36 gives n = 25/35 = 5/7, so that:
p = 36 + 5/7
m=37 gives n = 7/35 = 0.2, so that p = 37.2
Thus, p = 36 + 5/7, 37.2

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*** Also refer to the solution submitted by Chesca Ciprian in this location, and to the solution submitted by Paul in this location.

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  Subject Author Date
re: solution slightly differentlyK Sengupta2008-03-08 11:38:31
re: Calculus.......K Sengupta2008-03-08 11:37:46
Solutionsolution slightly differentlyPaul2007-10-04 06:08:22
SolutionTWO VALUES FOR PAdy TZIDON2007-10-02 18:13:36
SolutionCalculus.......Chesca Ciprian2007-10-02 13:35:45
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