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## #1 2008-07-02 21:51:02

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### Solve in positive integers the cubic

Solve in positive integers the cubic

x^3–(x+1)^2=2001

## #2 2008-07-03 00:07:19

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### Re: Solve in positive integers the cubic

The solution (obviously) is 13 but you know how Dirty n Untidy n Ugly the cubic equations are to solve!!
If anyone's got a Good way to solve the above, please let me know!!

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## #3 2011-07-29 20:43:45

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### Re: Solve in positive integers the cubic

Hi,

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## #4 2011-08-03 17:34:04

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### Re: Solve in positive integers the cubic

Hi;

He probably graphed the equation and eyeballed the root as 13. This is an acceptable conjecture which can be proved by plugging in. A little fortuitious but... Then it is trival to prove that it is the only positive root.

You would deflate out the obvious root.

The discriminant of the right side is - 472, so 13 is the only positive root.

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## #5 2012-05-03 09:35:35

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### Re: Solve in positive integers the cubic

Another way is to use the method developed for solving a general cubic. It is given in a thread of mine and is available on the net.

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