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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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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.

If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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

scientia
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Registered: 2009-11-13
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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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