## Dhaka Secondary 2009/1

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### Dhaka Secondary 2009/1

$x$ and $y$ are two digits and $[x][y]$ represents the number $10x+y$. If $[x][y]$ and $[y][x]$ are both primes and $[x][y]-[y][x]=[\frac{x-y}{2}][2(x+y)]$ find $x+y$.

### Re: Dhaka Secondary 2009/1

$[y][x]$ is a prime. So $x$ is odd number. So, $x-2$ is also odd number.

So how its possible that $[\frac{x-2}{2}]$ be a digit.

I assume that $[x][y]$ represent $\overline{xy}$. Is my assume correct? Or, i will try again.

So how its possible that $[\frac{x-2}{2}]$ be a digit.

I assume that $[x][y]$ represent $\overline{xy}$. Is my assume correct? Or, i will try again.

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### Re: Dhaka Secondary 2009/1

Sorry, is should be $[\frac{x-y}{2} ]$ not $[\frac{x-2}{2} ]$

Now the problem is correct!

Now the problem is correct!

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**install LaTeX fonts**in your PC for better looking equations,**learn****how to write equations**, and**don't forget**to read Forum Guide and Rules.### Re: Dhaka Secondary 2009/1

answer maybe 2(x-y).

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### Re: Dhaka Secondary 2009/1

$x,y$ are both odd.so $x-y$ is even.

simplifying the equation we get

$x=3y$

so the primes are $31y,13y$.it is possible iff $y=1$.

so $x=3$

hence $x+y=4$

Shifat,thank you for finding my folly

simplifying the equation we get

$x=3y$

so the primes are $31y,13y$.it is possible iff $y=1$.

so $x=3$

hence $x+y=4$

Shifat,thank you for finding my folly

Last edited by Tahmid Hasan on Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:18 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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### Re: Dhaka Secondary 2009/1

But akhon to baki part ta ami buztasi na, x+y=2(x-y) er por ki korlen??

I mean x=3y but what about the logic behind 13 and 31 s?? :

I mean x=3y but what about the logic behind 13 and 31 s?? :

### Re: Dhaka Secondary 2009/1

Moon vai er solution eo deklam, but why??? please describe....

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### Re: Dhaka Secondary 2009/1

I did it just by checking.

as both $x,y$ are odd, and $[x][y],[y][x]$ both are primes, $x,y$ can be only $1,3,7,9$

so, we get $11,13,17,19,31,37,53,59,71,93,97$

now, let us take the pairs $13,31;71,17;37,73;97,79$

by just looking at these we can see,the only pair can be $13,31$

as both $x,y$ are odd, and $[x][y],[y][x]$ both are primes, $x,y$ can be only $1,3,7,9$

so, we get $11,13,17,19,31,37,53,59,71,93,97$

now, let us take the pairs $13,31;71,17;37,73;97,79$

by just looking at these we can see,the only pair can be $13,31$

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