n machines of factory A and 13 machines of factory B has produced together

n2 +10n -14 articles. Each machine produced the same number of articles.

Which factory has a greater number of machines ?

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Dear visitors and friends of the site!

Thank you for your numerous solutions submitted in June.

Sadly, none of them was perfect.

Here is my solution:

n2 +10n-14 is a multiple of (n+13),

so the same holds for n2 +10n - 14 – (n+13)(n-3) = 25.

Hence, n+3 is a factor of 25, so n not greater than 12.

Thus factory B has more machines.

Have a great summer.

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With best wishes, Serge Hazanov