# Difference between revisions of "1963 AHSME Problems/Problem 31"

## Problem

The number of solutions in positive integers of $2x+3y=763$ is:

$\textbf{(A)}\ 255 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 254\qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 128 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 127 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 0$

## Solution 1

Solving for $x$ in the equation yields $x =rfthe meaning of theta 0$. Solving the inequality results in $y \le 254 \frac{1}{3}$. From the two conditions, $y$ can be an odd number from $1$ to $253$, so there are $127$ solutions where $x$ and $y$ are integers. The answer is $\boxed{\textbf{(D)}}$.

## Solution 2

We will prove that $y$ is an odd number by contradiction. If $y$ is even, then we know that $y = 2m$ where $m$ is some integer. However, this immediately assumes that $\text{ even } + \text{ even } = \text{ odd }$ which is impossible. therefore $y$ must ben odd.

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