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Prove or disaprove that if a|bc, where a, b, and c are positive integers and a≠0a, then a|b or a|c.

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asked 2021-02-01

Prove or disaprove that if a|bc, where a, b, and c are positive integers and \(\displaystyle{a}≠{0}{a}\), then \(a|b\) or \(a|c\).

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2021-02-02

False! Take \(b=c=2\) and \(a=4.\)

Then clearly a does not divide b nor c, but a divides bc.

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