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The equation x^2 + ax = −14 has only integer solutions for x. If a is a positive integer, what is the greatest possible value of a?

 Jun 29, 2022
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x^2 + ax   = -14

 

x^2  + ax + 14  = 0

 

(x + 14) ( x + 1)   =  0

 

x^2 + 15x  + 14  = 0

 

 

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 Jun 29, 2022

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