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What two consecutive numbers multiply together to give forty?

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Carlton Burgess on November 13, 2018

n x (n +1) = 40\n. \n=n^2 + n = 40\n. \nthis has no solution in integers\n. \n. \nEven without the algebra you can quickly note that 7x6 is 42 which is too muchnd 6x5 is 30, which is too small, so that there is no solution.


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