## An Interesting problem

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protik
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### An Interesting problem

Find all positive integers n such that there are $$k\geq$$ 2 positive rational numbers a1, a2, ............... , ak
satisfying $$a_1+a_2+................+a_k$$=$$a_1a_2...............a_k$$ = n.

Labib
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### Re: An Interesting problem

as much as I know $\pm 6\ and 0$ satisfy it!! haven't really tried it yet! Please Install $L^AT_EX$ fonts in your PC for better looking equations,
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Moon
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### Re: An Interesting problem

I'd like to draw everyone's attention to the fact that the topics of many posts are not effective. Without using a proper topic, you actually break the rule number 1 of this forum.
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Tahmid Hasan
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### Re: An Interesting problem

there are no solutions because the sum of $$n$$ integers $$\geq2$$ can not be equal to both their product and $$n$$.
If 1 of the conditions are removed,there might be a solution বড় ভালবাসি তোমায়,মা

Labib
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### Re: An Interesting problem

@ tahmid, If $k=3, a_1=1, a_2=2, a_3=3$ then $n=6=1\times 2\times 3=1+2+3$
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protik
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### Re: An Interesting problem

Moon wrote:I'd like to draw everyone's attention to the fact that the topics of many posts are not effective. Without using a proper topic, you actually break the rule number 1 of this forum.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6

For example, the title of this post is "An interesting problem". You can see below that there is already another topic with the same name! You could use something like find when sum is equal to product...I just want to request everyone to be careful about this thing. This is for our own good.
Moon bhaia, How to change the name? I can't see any options here?