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What are some [mostly trivial] Pell transformations?

Euler looked at some transformations which turned one Pell[-type] equation into another. Example 1: $$u^2-av^2=-1 \quad\iff\quad (2u^2+1)^2-a(2uv)^2=1.$$ Example 2: $$u^2-av^2=-2 \quad\iff\quad ...
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solve the diophantine equation: $x^3-3xy^2=z^3$

Let $ x,y,z$ be 3 integers greater than 1,if $x$ and $y$ are relatively prime, solve the diophantine equation: $x^3-3xy^2=z^3$.
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“Descent” on binary quadratic forms?

Let's say I have the Diophantine equation $$ x^2+3n^2 = y^2+3z^2. \tag{$\star$} $$ where $n$ is a known integer, and we're trying to determine solutions in integers $x,y,z \ge 1$. Rewrite ($\star$) ...
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Powerful numbers in Pell solutions (or, more generally, any Lucas sequence)

There are several definitive results regarding perfect powers in the Pell numbers — e.g., the only perfect power is $P_7=169=13^2$. On the other hand, when it comes to powerful numbers, I've only ...
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Looking for help with this elementary method of finding integer solutions on an elliptic curve.

In the post Finding all solutions to $y^3 = x^2 + x + 1$ with $x,y$ integers larger than $1$, the single positive integer solution $(x,y)=(18,7)$ is found using algebraic integers. In one of the ...
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Given a Pell “solution” in [integer] polynomials, what can be said about the components?

Let $x,y$ be integers, and $f(x,y)$, $g(x,y)$, and $h(x,y)$ be polynomials in $x$ and $y$ with integer coefficients such that $$ f(x,y)^2 - g(x,y)h(x,y)^2 = 1. \qquad(\star) $$ Furthermore, assume it ...
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Find the non-trivial solutions of the diophantine equation: $a^3+3a^2b=c^3$

If $ a$ and $b$ are co-prime integers >2, can $a^3+3a^2b$ be a cube?
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Solution to Diophantine equation with constraint.

solve the following equation over $z_x,z_y$ \begin{align} &az_x=bz_y\\ &\text{s.t. } a,b,z_x,z_y \in \mathbb{Z} \text{ and } 1 \le z_x \le N \text{ and } 1 \le z_y \le N \end{align} How ...
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Find integral solutions for $2x^2+y^2=2\times(1007)^2+1$

Find integral solutions to the equation $$2x^2+y^2=2\times(1007)^2+1$$ I tried: I rewrote the equation as $2x^2+y^2=2028099$. I found that $y_{max}=1424$ and $y$ must be odd, so I set ...
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Given a Pell solution $(u_k,v_k)$, is there a closed form “descent” to $(u_{k-1},v_{k-1})$?

Given: a solution $(u_k,v_k)$ to the Pell equation $$U^2-dV^2=1, \qquad(\star)$$ where $d$ is a non-square integer, and $k \ge 1$ is an arbitrary integer. There are well-known recurrences to ascend ...
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Hard Simultaneous Diophantine Equations

Find all positive integers $a,b,c,d,e,f$ such that : $de^2=ab^2+1$ and $df^2=ac^2+1$. I tried subtracting them, it factors quite nicely. But after that, haven't a clue. I'm not sure if it's even ...
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Diophantine equation with perfect squares

Find all the integer solutions of the equation: $$(n^2-4)n = 3b^2$$ Progress I tried casework based on what $n$ is modulo $3$ but it didn't work.
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Characterizing Coprimes

Here's a question about coprimes that I stumbled upon while doing some research. Providing insight into this question would prove quite helpful to me. Choose a pair of coprimes $x, y \in \mathbb Z$. ...
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How to find natural solutions of an equation?

When I'm solving problems, I'm often confronted to solving equations, and when I'm solving equations, I'm often confronted to find the natural solutions of these equations. My actual personal ...
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Hard Diophantine: $ xy-\frac{(x+y)^2}{n}=n-4 $

Solve in positive integers $x,y$: $ xy-\frac{(x+y)^2}{n}=n-4 $ $n>4$ is a given positive integer. I cannot even solve in the case $n=5$. I have been able to find $x,y$ and construct $n$ using ...
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Solving $x^3+y^3=x^2y^2+1$ in non-negative integers

I wanted to solve $x^3+y^3=x^2y^2+1$ in non-negative integers. First I set $a=x+y$ and $b=xy$ to get $b^2+3ab+1=a^3$. View as a quadratic in $b$, the discriminant = $4a^3+9a^2-4$, which needs to be a ...
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Solve for x,y: $x^2+1=2y^2$

Solve for integers $x,y$ such that $x^2+1=2y^2$? I tried factoring as $(x-y)(x+y)=(y-1)(y+1)$ but couldn't continue from here, I would appreciate any help. Thanks!
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Diophantine: $px^2+2=y^2$ where $p\in \mathbb{P}$

Solve the Diophantine Equation: $px^2+2=y^2$, where $p$ is a prime number and $x,y$ integers. I tried this for ages but didn't get anywhere, but I don't know any advanced machinery since I am only in ...
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Fermat: Prove $a^4-b^4=c^2$ impossible

Prove by infinite descent that there do not exist integers $a,b,c$ pairwise coprime such that $a^4-b^4=c^2$.
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Solving $x^2 - 11y^2 = 3$ using congruences

I'm looking to find solutions to $x^2 - 11y^2 = 3$ using congruences. The question specifically asks "Can this equation be solved by congruences (mod 3)? If so, what is the solution? (mod 4) ? (mod ...
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Linear Diophantine equation $3x + 5y = 11$

Solve the Diophantine equation $3x + 5y = 11$ I know how to calculate GCD $$5 = 1\cdot 3 + 2$$ $$3 = 1\cdot 2 + 1$$ $$2 = 2\cdot 1 + 0$$ But how do I use this theorem to derive the correct ...
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Solving Multiple Equations with Many Variables

Here's a problem I have stumbled upon, which may have a straightforward solution with linear algebra. If so, I cannot see it. Choose $n > 0 \in \mathbb N$, and consider the sequence of equations: ...
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For integers $a\ge b\ge 2$, is $f(a,b) = a^b + b^a$ injective?

Given two integers $a \ge b \ge 2$, can we encode them as a unique integer $a^b + b^a$? This question was asked a few weeks ago, but did not rule out the trivial cases. For example, if we ...
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Generating all the Pythagorean triples by factorizing using complex numbers

Can anyone help me generate all the triplets solution of the Diophantine equation: $a^2+b^2=c^2$ by factoring using Complex numbers? thanks.
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Is this a solution for the problem: $\ a^3 + b^3 = c^3\ $ has no nonzero integer solutions?

Is this a solution for the problem: $\ a^3 + b^3 = c^3\ $ has no nonzero integer solutions? Suppose $\ a^3 + b^3 = c^3,\ a,b,c \in \mathbb Z^*,\ $then: $c^3 - b ^ 3 = (c - b)((c - b) ^ 2 + 3cb) = ...
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Diophantine equation $ax + by = c$ has an integer solution $x_0, y_0$ if and only if $\gcd(a,b)|c$

Let $a,b,c$ be positive integers. Verify that Diophantine equation $ax + by = c$ has integer solution $x_0, y_0$ if and only if $GCD(a,b)|c$. Attempt Diophantine $ax + by = c$ has integer solution ...
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Solutions to the Mordell Equation modulo $p$

It is well known that the Mordell Equation $x^2 = y^3 + k$ has finitely many solutions, but has solutions modulo $n$ for all $n$. One proof of this involves using the Weil Bound to show that $x^2 = ...
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A transcendental number from the diophantine equation $x+2y+3z=n$

Let $\displaystyle n=1,2,3,\cdots.$ We denote by $D_n$ the number of non-negative integer solutions of the diophantine equation $$x+2y+3z=n$$ Prove that $$ \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} ...
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Equation $a^{n}+b^{n}=2008$ has no integers solutions. [closed]

Prove that the equation $a^{n}+b^{n}=2008$ has no solutions for $a,b,n\in\mathbb{Z}, n\geq2.$
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Is $7^{8}+8^{9}+9^{7}+1$ a prime? (no computer usage allowed)

Prove or disprove that $$7^{8}+8^{9}+9^{7}+1$$ is a prime number, without using a computer. I tried to transform $n^{n+1}+(n+1)^{n+2}+(n+2)^{n}+1$, unsuccessfully, no useful conclusion.
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Rational Number of a given fraction

Find all rational numbers $\frac pq$ such that $\frac pq=\frac {p^2 +30}{q^2 +30}$. How can I go about it. If I substitute p and q by real values $\frac pq$ gets innumerable rational numbers
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Solutions to a diophantine equation

I tried to find integer solutions to the following diophantine equation $$x^3 - 3y^3 + 5z^3 - 3xy^2 + 3x^2y + 9xz^2 + 7x^2z + 3yz^2 - 3y^2z + xyz = 0$$ but was unable to do so. I suspect that there ...
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Differential Diophantine Equations?

So this is both a question on its own as well as a request for where I can find information on a given topic. Consider Differential Equations in two variables of the form: $$P(Z,Z', Z'' ... Z^{[n]}, ...
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Solving $a^2+3b^2=c^2$

I'm looking for how to solve the equation $a^2+3b^2=c^2$ where $a,b,c$ are integers and $b$ is even, I'm looking for the algorithm used to solve this kind of equations, not just the solution. Regards ...
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$(b-a)^2-2ab$ is a perfect square.

I'm in need of some help if possible, about a formula, theorems, old works, ideas, or even an existing solution are welcome. The problem is that i have two distinct natural numbers as $b > a > ...
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$A^7 \not\equiv A(\mod 13) \Rightarrow A^{78} + 1 \equiv 0 (\mod 169)$

Let variable $A$ is integer and $A^7 \not\equiv A(\mod 13)$. Prove that $A^{78} + 1 \equiv 0 (\mod 169)$ Could someone explain, how to solve this type of problems? Any help would be greatly ...
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Integer values of $\frac{x}{y}+\frac{y}{z}+\frac{z}{x}$?

What are the possible integer values of $$\frac{x}{y}+\frac{y}{z}+\frac{z}{x}$$ where $x$, $y$, and $z$ are positive integers? My suspicion is the the only integer values are $3$ and $5$, the former ...
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Does the special Pell equation $X^2-dY^2=Z^2$ have a simple general parameterization?

In Carmichael's Diophantine Analysis ($\S8$), he notes that the equation $$X^2-dY^2=Z^2 \qquad(\dagger)$$ has a two-parameter solution $$x=m^2+dn^2, \quad y=2mn, \quad z=m^2-dn^2. \qquad(\star)$$ He ...
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For what positive integers $p$ and $q$: $(p+1)!+(q+1)!=(pq)^2$

I tried this problem using brute force and got the answers as $(3,4)$ and $(4,3)$,but is there a way to solve this question?
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Solving $a^2-24 a=k^2$ across the integers

$$a^2-24 a=k^2$$ I was trying to solve another problem that essentially boiled down to finding all possible integer values of a such that $a^2-24 a$ was a perfect square, and I thus came up with the ...
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Prove the solutions of following equation exists [closed]

$x^2+y^2=z^n$ has a solution in $\mathbb{N}$, for all $n \in \mathbb{N}$. The problem is to show that for every natural number n there exists 3 integers which show the above relation for ...
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Solve the following equation in positive integers $x$ and $y$

What are the solutions in positive integers of the equation: $${1+2^x+2^{2x+1}=y^2}$$ I tried to factorize the equation but it didn't help much. Clearly $y $ is an odd integer. Substituting $y ...
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The equation $X^{n} + Y^{n} = Z^{n}$ , where $ n \geq 3$ is a natural number, has no solutions at all where $X,Y,Z$ are intergers.

The equation $X^{n} + Y^{n} = Z^{n}$ , where $n \geq 3$ is a natural number, has no solutions at all where $X,Y,Z$ are integers. My solution: False. Because if we let $X=0 ...
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Equation involving power of two

I want to show that the equation $2^x - 1 = 3^y$ does not have any positive integer solutions except for $ x = 2 , y = 1$ . Is it possible to prove the assertion using binary representation of powers ...
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Integer solutions to equations of the form $a^n+b^n+\cdots=c^n$

I shall refer to the number of terms on the left side of the equation as $m$. Suppose that all numbers in the equation are positive integers. I am wondering if anything is known about for which ...
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A diophantine question about squares

I have been trying to solve the following problem: Classify triples of integers $(m,n,k)$ satisfying the following equation $2mn+m+n=k^{2}$. It is very easy to obtain some solutions. However, I am ...
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Find all solutions in positive integers of the Diophantine equation (proof explanation)

An example problem in my textbook asks: Find all solutions in positive integers of the diophantine equation $x^2 + 2y^2 = z^2$. The provided proof appears as follows: $2y^2 = z^2 - x^2 = (z - ...
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Diophantine equations problem/exercise 3

Find all the pythagorean tripples (x,y,z) with x=40. Well I started with the known formulas for the pythagorean tripples but got me nowhere. Or I was not able continue the thought process required. I ...
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Diophantine equation exercise [duplicate]

Prove that the diophantine equation $x^4-2(y^2)=1$ has only 2 solutions. Any hint on how to start and what to do .. I do not have a lot of experience on non linear diophantine equations and do not ...
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Find all integers n such that n−2014 and n+ 2014 are both triangular numbers.

I came across this problem when searching for triangular numbers questions. I know that I need to use the equation, $$\frac {n(n+1)}{2} $$ but I don't know how to apply it to this problem.