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Problem of the Week 1160

Many Pairs Dividing a Sum

Given four distinct positive integers a, b, c, d, let S be their sum.

Let x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x6 be the six possible sums of the given four, two at a time.

Find an example where the number of the six x's that divide S is as large as possible.

Source: Bart de Smit, IMO 2011.

© Copyright 2012 Stan Wagon. Reproduced with permission.



19 November 2012