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What will be the value of a/b ? Given that a and b are positive integers

(1) a^2 – b^2 = 169

(2) a – b = 1

Given information= a and b are positive integers

Question asked=a/b?

(1) a^2 – b^2 = 169

169 has 3 factors 1, 13, 169

(a+b) (a-b)= 13 X 13

Since 169 is +ve number and a and b both are positive (a-b) will be +ve, which means a>b

if a>b and both a and b are positive, then (a+b) and (a-b) both will have different values and those values can be 169 and 1 respectively

a+b= 169

a-b= 1

We can find the value of both a and b and a/b

Statement 1 is sufficient

2) a – b = 1

a and b can have multiple values (3-2 or 5-4 or 9-8 and so on)

Not sufficient

A is the answer

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