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# A book is open and the product of the facing page number is 1056, What are the page numbers?

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A book is open and the product of the facing page number is 1056, What are the page numbers?

- I do not know if this is a serious question, but if so what is the work that has to be done in order to sove this question

Guest Dec 1, 2014

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Let the first page = n    and let the second page = n + 1

So

n (n + 1) = 1056

n^2 + n = 1056    rearrange

n^2 + n - 1056 = 0     factor

( n -32) ( n+ 33) = 0

Setting both factors to 0, we have that n = 32  and n = -33

The first is obviously correct.

And n + 1 = 33

So....the two pages are 32 and 33

CPhill  Dec 1, 2014
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#1
+85896
+8

Let the first page = n    and let the second page = n + 1

So

n (n + 1) = 1056

n^2 + n = 1056    rearrange

n^2 + n - 1056 = 0     factor

( n -32) ( n+ 33) = 0

Setting both factors to 0, we have that n = 32  and n = -33

The first is obviously correct.

And n + 1 = 33

So....the two pages are 32 and 33

CPhill  Dec 1, 2014

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