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− | Let <math>x = lcm(a, b)</math>, and <math>y = gcd(a, b)</math>. Therefore, <math>a\cdot b = lcm(a, b)\cdot gcd(a, b) = x\cdot y</math>. Thus, the equation becomes | + | Let <math>x = \lcm(a, b)</math>, and <math>y = \gcd(a, b)</math>. Therefore, <math>a\cdot b = \lcm(a, b)\cdot gcd(a, b) = x\cdot y</math>. Thus, the equation becomes |
<cmath>x\cdot y + 63 = 20x + 12y</cmath> | <cmath>x\cdot y + 63 = 20x + 12y</cmath> | ||
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<cmath>(x - 12)(y - 20) = 177</cmath> | <cmath>(x - 12)(y - 20) = 177</cmath> | ||
− | Since <math>177 = 3\cdot 59</math> and <math>x > y</math>, we have <math>x - 12 = 59</math> and <math>y - 20 = 3</math>, or <math>x - 12 = 177</math> and <math>y - 20 = 1</math>. This gives us the solutions <math>(71, 23)</math> and <math>(189, 21)</math>. Obviously, the first pair does not work. Assume <math>a>b</math>. We must have <math>a = 21 \cdot | + | Since <math>177 = 3\cdot 59</math> and <math>x > y</math>, we have <math>x - 12 = 59</math> and <math>y - 20 = 3</math>, or <math>x - 12 = 177</math> and <math>y - 20 = 1</math>. This gives us the solutions <math>(71, 23)</math> and <math>(189, 21)</math>. Obviously, the first pair does not work. Assume <math>a>b</math>. We must have <math>a = 21 \cdot 9</math> and <math>b = 21</math>, and we could then have <math>a<b</math>, so there are <math>\boxed{2}</math> solutions. |
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==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
{{AMC10 box|year=2018|ab=B|num-b=22|num-a=24}} | {{AMC10 box|year=2018|ab=B|num-b=22|num-a=24}} | ||
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Revision as of 14:37, 25 September 2018
How many ordered pairs of positive integers satisfy the equation where denotes the greatest common divisor of and , and denotes their least common multiple?
Solution
Let $x = \lcm(a, b)$ (Error compiling LaTeX. Unknown error_msg), and . Therefore, $a\cdot b = \lcm(a, b)\cdot gcd(a, b) = x\cdot y$ (Error compiling LaTeX. Unknown error_msg). Thus, the equation becomes
Using Simon's Favorite Factoring Trick, we rewrite this equation as
Since and , we have and , or and . This gives us the solutions and . Obviously, the first pair does not work. Assume . We must have and , and we could then have , so there are solutions. (awesomeag)
Edited by IronicNinja~
See Also
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Followed by Problem 24 | |
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