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# Greatest possible value

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If m and p are positive integers and m^2+p^2<100, what is the greatest possible value of mp?
A) 36
B) 42
C) 48
D) 49
E) 51

My original guess was D) 49 straight away, since 7 squared + 7 squared is 98 and 7*7 is the maximum possible value for integers below 10.
However, I started thinking, if both m and p are the same, why would they assign different variables for it?
Is it possible, that the GMAT Test Writers assign different variables to the same numbers in such a problem?

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11 Dec 2017, 02:32
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wrldofwolves wrote:
If m and p are positive integers and m^2+p^2<100, what is the greatest possible value of mp?
A) 36
B) 42
C) 48
D) 49
E) 51

My original guess was D) 49 straight away, since 7 squared + 7 squared is 98 and 7*7 is the maximum possible value for integers below 10.
However, I started thinking, if both m and p are the same, why would they assign different variables for it?
Is it possible, that the GMAT Test Writers assign different variables to the same numbers in such a problem?

Discussed here: if-m-and-p-are-positive-integers-and-m-2-p-2-100-what-is-the-242849.html

Regarding your question: Unless it is explicitly stated otherwise, different variables CAN represent the same number.

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