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Mon April 19, 2010 By:

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Tue April 20, 2010

85 = 5x17

51 = 3x17.

HCF = 17

Please clarify what's the second part?

If we want to express HCF as 85x + 51y, then x and y can't be integers,

85x1/10 + 51x1/6 = 17.

x = 1/10 and y = 1/6

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