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Since it doesn't take too long, we can just make a table with all the possible values of the [[sum]]: | Since it doesn't take too long, we can just make a table with all the possible values of the [[sum]]: | ||
− | <cmath>\begin{ | + | <cmath>\begin{array}{|c|c|c|} |
− | \multicolumn{3}{ | + | \multicolumn{3}{}{} \\ \hline |
\diamondsuit & \Delta & \diamondsuit + \Delta \\ \hline | \diamondsuit & \Delta & \diamondsuit + \Delta \\ \hline | ||
36 & 1 & 37 \\ \hline | 36 & 1 & 37 \\ \hline | ||
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9 & 4 & 13 \\ \hline | 9 & 4 & 13 \\ \hline | ||
6 & 6 & 12 \\ \hline | 6 & 6 & 12 \\ \hline | ||
− | \end{ | + | \end{array}</cmath> |
Clearly <math>37\rightarrow \boxed{\text{E}}</math> is the largest. | Clearly <math>37\rightarrow \boxed{\text{E}}</math> is the largest. |
Latest revision as of 19:37, 10 March 2015
Problem
and are whole numbers and . The largest possible value of is
Solution
Since it doesn't take too long, we can just make a table with all the possible values of the sum:
Clearly is the largest.
See Also
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