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And here is the number you are probably thinking of: It works only for $ab$ where $a \le b$. I suppose that it is a mistake in the problem statement. Others have proven that as it is, the problem is unsolvable. And here is how I came to that number. PS: I have been playing with this problem. You can extend it to $ab$ with $a > b$ with the ...


I am going to prove that Indeed Let me dump here previous thoughts that turned out not to be useful but might be in the future. First, Second

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