the sum of reciprocals of two consecutive numbers is 13/132 find the numbers.

Asked by  | 30th Nov, 2012, 11:19: PM

Expert Answer:

Let the number be X & X+1
or, taking LCM
Cross multiplying
or, 13X^2-251X-132=0
this equation does not have ingral roots as the discriminant is not a perfect square ther such a condition is not possible .
NOTE: If in place of 13/132 it is 23/132 then the numbers will be 12 &13.

Answered by  | 1st Dec, 2012, 12:17: AM

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