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#1 2012-12-23 00:42:17

Agnishom
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Pythagorean Triangle

Show that an integer sided Pythagorean triangle can have atmost one perfect square side


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#2 2012-12-23 03:10:42

bobbym
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Re: Pythagorean Triangle

Hi Agnishom;

In your other thread

http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=18119

you posted a link.

It proves there are no solutions to the diophantine equation.

with a,b,c  being positive integers by the method of infinite descent. Do you see how to apply it here?


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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