1977 AHSME Problems/Problem 14

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Problem 14

How many pairs $(m,n)$ of integers satisfy the equation $m+n=mn$?

$\textbf{(A) }1\qquad \textbf{(B) }2\qquad \textbf{(C) }3\qquad \textbf{(D) }4\qquad  \textbf{(E) }\text{more than }4$

Solution

Solution by e_power_pi_times_i

If $m+n=mn$, $mn-m-n = (m-1)(n-1)-1 = 0$. Then $(m-1)(n-1) = 1$, and $(m,n) = (2,2) or (0,0)$. The answer is $\boxed{\textbf{(B) }2}$.

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