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The Problem

find two integers whose product is 299 such that one of the integers is three less than twice the other integer

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Q. let one of the two integers be x and other be y.

      according to question

                    y = 2x-3

give that xy =299

           => x(2x-3) =299

           => 2x^2 - 3x -299 =0

           => x =13 or -11.5

       since x is an integer x cant be -11.5 hence x =13 and y =23

 

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