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    A Minor Challenge

    A Minor Challenge...

    What is the largest number which can be obtained as the product of positive integers which add up to 100?

    If you're going to Google for the solution, here's a link to make it quicker for you... Solution
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    Re: A Minor Challenge

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">I get 365,615,844,006,298,000 or x^20 + y^20, where x = 2 and y = 3, and 20x + 20y = 100 </span hide>
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    Re: A Minor Challenge

    Hey Chris - Thanks for playing.

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">I checked your math and it didn't quite work out as you posted it.
    (20 X 2) + (20 X 3) = 100 (Good)
    2^20 * 3^20 = 3,656,158,440,062,980 (That's two zeros less than the number you posted)</span hide>

    Try again!
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    Re: A Minor Challenge

    Well.. don't know how that happened. Your math is certainly correct.

    Hmm....
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