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Matrix Puzzle - Math Puzzle


Let A,B be 2x2 matrices with integer entries.
Suppose the matrices A,A+B,A+2B,A+3B,A+4B are all invertible and their inverses are also integer matrices.

Then show that A+5B is invertible and it's inverse is an integer matrix.

Update (24 June 2014):
Solution: Posted by Yashoteja Prabhu (Ex-RA at Microsoft Research, IITB CSE 2011 Alumnus) and Sanchit Gupta in comments!

Art of Puzzle Solving

Equations Puzzle

Source: Interview Street

Problem: Find the number of positive integral solutions for the equations 
(1/x) + (1/y) = 1/N! 
(read 1 by x plus 1 by y is equal to 1 by n factorial) 
Print a single integer which is the no of positive integral solutions modulo 1000007.

Update (24 June 2014):
Solution: Posted by JDGM (James D G Miles) in comments!