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How many pairs of positive integers (m, n) that satisfy mn + 3m - 8n = 59?

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How many pairs of positive integers (m, n) that satisfy mn + 3m - 8n = 59?
posted Sep 30 by anonymous

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3 pairs


mn+3m-8n=59 -> mn+3m=8n+59 -> m*(n+3)=8n+24+35-> (n+3)*(m-8)=35
35=1*35=35*1=5*7=7*5
1. 1*35 option doesn't work as n+3 must be >3,
2. 35*1 --> m=9, n=32,
3. 5*7 --> m=15, n=2,
4. 7*5 --> m=13, n=4
Total 3 pairs

answer Sep 30 by Hanifa Mammadov



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