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#1 2012-10-31 00:52:43

Ronald
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Diophantine equation

Is this diophantine equation solvable,if solvable how do I solve it-

#2 2012-10-31 01:47:25

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
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Re: Diophantine equation

Hi Ronald;

I do not believe there is any solution to that in integers.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2012-10-31 02:34:05

scientia
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Registered: 2009-11-13
Posts: 222

Re: Diophantine equation

Write
as
and treat it as a quadratic in
. The discriminant is

So the equation has no real solutions in x (let alone integer ones).

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