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Integer | ISI-B.stat Entrance(Objective from TOMATO) | Problem 72

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Integer| ISI B.Stat Entrance | Problem 72

The number of integer (positive ,negative or zero)solutions of \(xy-6(x+y)=0\) with \(x\leq y\) is

  • 5
  • 10
  • 12
  • 9

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Answer: 10

TOMATO, Problem 72

Challenges and Thrills in Pre College Mathematics

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Factorize the given equation

Can you now finish the problem ..........

Find the divisor

can you finish the problem........

Given equation is \(xy-6(x+y)=0\)

\(\Rightarrow xy-6x-6y=0\)

\(\Rightarrow xy-6x-6y+36=36\)

\(\Rightarrow (x-6)(y-6)=3^2 \times 2^2\)

Now the numbers of factpr of \(36=9\) i.e \(\{1,2,3,4,6,9,12,18,36\}\)

Thus we may say that 36 has 9 positive divisors, and 9 negative. and x=0 and y=0 is also a solution

the given condition \(x\leq y\) ,so there are 10 non-negetive solution

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