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Quadratic Harmony

Find all positive integers a and b for which the two equations: x^2-ax+b = 0 and x^2-bx+a = 0 both have positive integer solutions.

Real(ly) Numbers

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

If $x$, $y$ and $z$ are real numbers such that:


and $xy+yz+zx=3$,

what is the largest value that any one of these numbers can have?