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7-Bedrock

## Programming in Prime

I want to construct a program in such a manner that both the variables are unknown and whole number

a+b=5

a is a whole number

b is a whole number

b>a

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21-Topaz I
(To:JB_10220769)

Hi,

24-Ruby V
(To:JB_10220769)

"whole number" does not exclude negative numbers and so you would have an infinite number of solution pairs.
Is this the intention or was Terry right when he assume that 0 would be acceptable but negative numbers are not?

In case that negative numbers are OK, too, you would have to provide a limit  - either a lower limit for a (runs from 2 down) or, as in the screenshot below, an upper limit for b (runs from 3 upwards):

Or are you looking for some kind of brute force attack?

16-Pearl
(To:JB_10220769)

Just a different take on it.  Solutions for a and b must lie on a line for any value of 't'.  So we can use y=m*x+b.  b>a only for t<2.5.

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