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There are 4 positive integers: a, b, c, d

With the following conditions:

1 < a < b < c < d < 1000

b+c = a+d

bc - ad = 2004

How many sets of (a, b, c, d) are there?

katiemath22  Nov 16, 2018
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I'm showing 2305

 

What class is this?  Is there supposed to be some clever way of figuring this out?

Rom  Nov 17, 2018
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I am pretty sure this is number theory. 

PartialMathematician  Nov 19, 2018
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I think Vieta's formula might work in here, but I am not sure how to proceed.

PartialMathematician  Nov 19, 2018

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