RE: [PrimeNumbers] Question on slopes and intersects
- Your problem as stated has no solution.
Consider the line y = x*sqrt(2).
Any point (x1,y1) on the line, can not have
both x and y be whole numbers.
Perhaps you wish to re-state your problem.
Milton L. Brown
> [Original Message]
> From: Kevin Acres <research@...>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: 9/6/2004 5:35:42 PM
> Subject: [PrimeNumbers] question on slopes and intersects
> I have a question which is related to factoring composite numbers,
> although why may not be obvious at first.
> I have a (straight) line x1,y1 to x2,y2 where x1 and x2 are whole
> numbers and y1 and y2 are not.
> My question is, can I calculate the first time the line intersects an
> x,y coordinate where both x and y are whole numbers.
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Kevin Acres <research@r...> wrote:
> I should add the clarification that y1 and y2eventually the
> even though not whole numbers are also not irrational. So
> line will intersect an x,y coordinate where both are whole numbers,I just
> don't know how to calculate this.This doesn't involve factoring; all you have to do is write the slope
of the line as a fraction in lowest terms, which can be done with a