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Apr1602, 12:21 PM (EST) 

"a game of basketball"

can anyone please give help? I have this question that I need to answer for extra credit for my math class. Here it is: In Xenon basketball, "a" points are given for a free throw and "b" points are give for a field gold, where "a" and "b" are both positive integers. Suppose "a" and "b" are unknown, but known that "a" and "b" are neither equal to 2 and that there are precisely 65 unattainable scores. Can you determine "a" and "b"? Note: I have already figured out that "b" cannot be a multiple of "a" or vice versa. 

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alexb
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Apr2702, 09:08 AM (EST) 

1. "RE: a game of basketball"
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>can anyone please give help? I have this question that I >need to answer for extra credit for my math class. Do not mention. No one cares. >Here it >is: >In Xenon basketball, "a" points are given for a free throw >and "b" points are give for a field gold, where "a" and "b" >are both positive integers. Suppose "a" and "b" are unknown, >but known that "a" and "b" are neither equal to 2 and that >there are precisely 65 unattainable scores. Can you >determine "a" and "b"? >Note: I have already figured out that "b" cannot be a >multiple of "a" or vice versa. Search the site for Byzantine basketball. 

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