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Try this beautiful Pen & Note Books Problem from Algebra, from PRMO 2017.

A pen costs $Rs 11$ and a notebook costs $Rs. 13 .$ Find the number of ways in which a person can spend exactly Rs.1000 to buy pens and notebooks.

- $9$
- $7$
- $11$

Algebra

Equation

multiplication

But try the problem first...

Answer:$7$

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PRMO-2017, Problem 8

Pre College Mathematics

First hint

Given A pen costs Rs.\(11\) and a note book costs Rs.\(13\)

$11 x+13 y=1000$......................(1)

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

Second Hint

Now $11 x+13 y=1000$

$\Rightarrow 11 x=1000-13 y=(1001-11 y)-(2 y+1)$

=$11(91-y)-(2 y+1)$

$\Rightarrow 11 | 2 y+1$

Let $2 y+1=11(2 k-1), k \in I^{+}$

$\Rightarrow y=11 \mathrm{k}-6$

therefore $11 x=11(97-11 k)-11(2 k-1)$

$\Rightarrow x=98-13 k$

But $x>0 \Rightarrow k<\frac{98}{13} \Rightarrow k \leq 7$

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

Final Step

But $x>0 \Rightarrow k<\frac{98}{13} \Rightarrow k \leq 7$

therefore for each $\mathrm{k} \in{1,2, \ldots ., 7},$ we get a unique pair $(\mathrm{x}, \mathrm{y})=(98-13 \mathrm{k}, 11 \mathrm{k}-6)$ satisfying equation

Hence 7 ways are possible.

- https://www.cheenta.com/ordered-pairs-prmo-2019-problem-18/
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLyrlx2DWdA

What to do to shape your Career in Mathematics after 12th?

From the video below, let's learn from Dr. Ashani Dasgupta (a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin and Founder-Faculty of Cheenta) how you can shape your career in Mathematics and pursue it after 12th in India and Abroad. These are some of the key questions that we are discussing here:

- What are some of the best colleges for Mathematics that you can aim to apply for after high school?
- How can you strategically opt for less known colleges and prepare yourself for the best universities in India or Abroad for your Masters or Ph.D. Programs?
- What are the best universities for MS, MMath, and Ph.D. Programs in India?
- What topics in Mathematics are really needed to crack some great Masters or Ph.D. level entrances?
- How can you pursue a Ph.D. in Mathematics outside India?
- What are the 5 ways Cheenta can help you to pursue Higher Mathematics in India and abroad?

Cheenta has taken an initiative of helping College and High School Passout Students with its "Open Seminars" and "Open for all Math Camps". These events are extremely useful for students who are really passionate for Mathematic and want to pursue their career in it.

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