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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

**Key Concepts**

Digits

Algebra

Numbers

## Check the Answer

But try the problem first…

Answer: is 112.

Source

Suggested Reading

AIME I, 1987, Question 8

Elementary Number Theory by David Burton

## Try with Hints

First hint

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

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

Second Hint

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

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

Final Step

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

thus largest value of n=112.

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