Monday, April 9, 2018

Using The Mathematical Clue


What was that clue?

Since when divided into 2 unequal numbers difference won't be 0. Let x and y be the 2 unequal numbers.

As per merchant,

32 (x - y) = x^2 - y^2

32 (x - y) = (x - y) (x + y)

Dividing both sides by (x - y) which is non zero as x is not equal to y,

32 = x + y

x + y = 32.

Let's verify with x = 30 and y = 2. So 32 (x - y) = 32 ( 30 - 2) = 896. And x^2 - y^2 = 30^2 - 2^2 = 900 - 4 = 896.


Hence, Merchant had 32 coins in total.


Find Number of Coins Using The Mathematical Clue - Maths Puzzles

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