I am trying to find a general rule for finding solutions to the problem ab-a-b=x. Solving for a or b, it is apparent that 2 and 2+x always work as solutions. Some values of x, however, such as as 50, have multiple solutions. Any suggestions as to how to solve for these solutions?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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