Let $a$ and $b$ be relatively prime positive integers and let $n$ be a positive integer. A solution $(x, y)$ of the linear diophantine equation $ax + by = n$ is nonnegative when both $x$ and $y$ are non-negative. Show that if $n=ab-a-b$, then there are no nonnegative solutions of $ax + by = n$.
Not sure where to begin for this proof question. Anyone got any ideas?