If HCF of 85 and 153 is expressible as 85n- 153, then n= ?

Asked by  | 15th Sep, 2011, 08:00: PM

Expert Answer:

We can factorise 85 and 153 as:85=17X5 and 153=17X9
Thus,the Highest Common Factor of 85 and 153 is 17.
Given the HCF of 85 and 153 can be expressed as 85n-153.
Thus,85n-153=17
=>85n=170
=>n=2.

Answered by  | 16th Sep, 2011, 10:58: AM

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