Courses
Courses for Kids
Free study material
Offline Centres
More Last updated date: 01st Dec 2023
Total views: 384.6k
Views today: 6.84k

# The product of two consecutive positive integers is ${\text{306}}$, the quadratic equation to find the integers, if $x$ denotes the smaller integer is ${x^2} + x - 306 = 0$. Check whether the given statement is True or False?$(a){\text{ }}$True $(b){\text{ }}$False Verified
384.6k+ views
Hint: Be careful while assuming the numbers, here, it is given that the numbers are consecutive, the other cases are also possible.

Consider the given equation
${x^2} + x - 306 = 0$
It is given that the smaller integer is $x$,
Therefore, the other consecutive integer can be assumed to be ${\text{ }}x + 1$.
Since the product of the two consecutive integers is ${\text{306}}$.
Therefore, we have,
$x(x + 1) = 306$
${x^2} + x = 306$
$\Rightarrow {x^2} + x - 306 = 0$
That is, the product of the two consecutive integers represent the quadratic equation
${x^2} + x - 306 = 0$
So, the required answer is $(a){\text{ }}$True

Note: In these types of questions, the integers are first put into the respective conditions, and then solved for the required equation.