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A rich merchant had collected many gold coins. He did not want anybody to know about his collection. One day, his wife asked, “How many gold coins do we have?” After a brief pause, he replied, “Well! if I divide the coins into two unequal numbers, then 48 times the difference between the two numbers equals the difference between the squares of the two numbers.” The wife looked puzzled. Can you help the merchant’s wife by finding out how many gold coins the merchant has?
|D||None of these|
Let the number of gold coins = x + y
48(x − y) = x2− y?
48(x − y) = (x − y) (x + y) = −x + y = 48
Hence, the correct choice would be none of these.