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Ex 4.2, 4 - Find two consecutive positive integers - Ex 4.2

  1. Chapter 4 Class 10 Quadratic Equations
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Ex 4.2 ,4 Find two consecutive positive integers, sum of whose squares is 365. There is difference of 1 in consecutive positive integers Let First integer = x So, Second integer = x + 1 Also given that Sum of squares = 365 (First number)2 + (Second number)2 = 365 x2 + (x + 1)2 = 365 x2 + x2 + 12 + 2 × x ×1=365 2x2 + 1 + 2x = 365 2x2 + 2x +1 – 365 = 0 2x2 + 2x – 364 = 0 2 (x2 + x – 182) = 0 x2 + x – 182 = 0/2 x2 + x – 182 = 0 We factorize by splitting the middle term method x2 + 14x – 13 x – 182 = 0 x (x + 14) – 13 (x + 14) = 0 (x – 13) (x + 14) = 0 So the root of the equation are x = 13 & x = – 14 Since we have to find consecutive positive numbers We take x = 13 First number = x = 13 Second number = x + 1 = 13 + 1 = 14

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