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Algebra and Positive Integer | AIME I, 1987 | Question 8

Try this beautiful problem from the American Invitational Mathematics Examination I, AIME I, 1987 based on Algebra and Positive Integer.

Try this beautiful problem from the American Invitational Mathematics Examination I, AIME I, 1987 based on Algebra and Positive Integer.

Algebra and Positive Integer – AIME I, 1987


What is the largest positive integer n for which there is a unique integer k such that \(\frac{8}{15} <\frac{n}{n+k}<\frac{7}{13}\)?

  • is 107
  • is 112
  • is 840
  • cannot be determined from the given information

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Answer: is 112.

AIME I, 1987, Question 8

Elementary Number Theory by David Burton

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Simplifying the inequality gives, 104(n+k)<195n<105(n+k)

or, 0<91n-104k<n+k

for 91n-104k<n+k, K>\(\frac{6n}{7}\)

and 0<91n-104k gives k<\(\frac{7n}{8}\)

so, 48n<56k<49n for 96<k<98 and k=97

thus largest value of n=112.

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