Linear Diophantine Equation/Examples/17x + 15y = 143/Historical Note
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Historical Note on Linear Diophantine Equation: $17 x + 15 y = 143$
This exercise was originally couched in the language of a person making a purchase of:
- $x$ items of commodity $A$, costing $17$ monetary units each
- $y$ items of commodity $B$, costing $15$ monetary units each
for a total outlay of $143$ monetary units.
Such exercises are usually (as this one is) specifically crafted so as to allow for only one solution.