2008 iTest Problems/Problem 19
Problem
Let be the set of positive integers that are the product of two consecutive integers. Let be the set of positive integers that are the product of three consecutive integers. Find the sum of the two smallest elements of .
Solution
The first few numbers in set are To see if these numbers equal the product of two consecutive numbers, note that and check perfect squares just below these values. After guessing and checking, the first values that equal the product of two consecutive numbers are and , and the sum of these two equal .
See Also
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Preceded by: Problem 18 |
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