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If  \((ax+b)(bx+a)=26x^2+\Box\cdot x+26\) where \(a, b\) and \(\Box\) are distinct integers, what is the minimum possible value of \(\Box\), the coefficient of \(x?\)

 Apr 20, 2020
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The minimum possible value of \(\Box\) is 173.

 Apr 20, 2020

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