Questions on finding integer/rational solutions of polynomial equations.

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Are there unique solutions for $n=\sum_{j=1}^{g(k)} a_j^k$?

Edward Waring, asks whether for every natural number $n$ there exists an associated positive integer s such that every natural number is the sum of at most $s$ $k$th powers of natural numbers ...
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How many integer solutions to a diophantine equation

Starting with the equation: $\frac{1}{a}+\frac{1}{b}=\frac{p}{10^n}$, I reached the equation: $10^{n-log(p)} = \frac{ab}{a+b}$. Now given the positive integer $n$, for what integer values of $p$ ...
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If $p$, $q$ are naturals, solve $p^3-q^5=(p+q)^2$.

In If $p,q$ are prime, solve $p^3-q^5=(p+q)^2$., the author asks to solve the equation $x^3-y^5=(x+y)^2$ for primes $p$ and $q$. A proof is given that $p=7, q=3$ is the only solution. In this ...
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Looking for all sequences such that $a_i^2+a_j^2=a_k^2+a_l^2$ whenever $i^2+j^2=k^2+l^2$

I'm working in a difficult functional equation, and I have reduced the problem to the following question ($\mathbb{N}$ denotes the set of non negative integers $0,1,2,3,4\cdots$) Question: Can we ...
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Number of ways to express a binary number in a certain way

So I'm working on a problem where I get to a point where I have to count the number of solutions to an equation or at least find a decent upper bound to be used in an estimate I need later. The ...
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Solution of $\large\binom{x}{n}+\binom{y}{n}=\binom{z}{n}$ with $n\geq 3$

I found this question in an old problem set. There's no hint or solution mentioned. For $n \geq 3$, prove or disprove the existence of $(x,y,z) \in \mathbb N^3, ...
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To solve for $x,y,n$ in non-negative integers , $\dfrac{x!+y!}{n!}=p^n$ , $p$ a given prime

Let $p$ be a given prime , then how do we find non-negative integers $(x,y,n)$ $\space$ , such that $\dfrac{x!+y!}{n!}=p^n$ ?
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Coefficients in expansion of $(\sqrt[3]{2} - 1)^m$

In trying to solve $a^3 - 2b^3 = 1$ over the integers I came across the need to answer the question: when does $(1+ \sqrt[3]{2} + \sqrt[3]{2}^2)^n$ have no $\sqrt[3]{2}^2$ term in it's expansion (in ...
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Twin Prime Powers

What are all the possible triplets of numbers $a$, $b$, $c$ such that $a+2=b$, $a+4=c$, and all $3$ are prime powers (where one must be a power of $3$)? I'm aware of the cases for when they are ...
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On the equation $m^3-m^2+1 = n^2$

(i) How can I find all positive integers $m$ such that $m\equiv 4 \pmod 7$ and $m^3-m^2+1$ is a perfect square? (ii) Is there a method to solve this equation over positive integers: $$m^3-m^2+1 = ...
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The smallest non-zero integer $c$ such that $\sum\limits_{n=1}^m\pm(x+n)^6 = c$?

We have the neat equalities, I. Group 1 For $k=2,3,4,5,\dots$ $$\sum_{n=1}^{2^k}\epsilon_n(x+n)^k = 2^{\frac{k(k-1)}{2}}k! = 4,\;48,\;1536,\;\color{brown}{122880},\dots$$ for appropriate ...
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Primes as sum of squares.

If $p_{i}$ and $p_{j}$ are two primes of the form $4k+1$ , with $p_{j} > p_{i}$, show that if $p_{j} \neq$ sum of two squares $p_{i}$ is also not equal to sum of two squares. It is well ...
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Diophantine: $x^3+5=y^5$

Find all integers $x$ and $y$ such that $x^3+5=y^5$. I found this after solving the equation $3^a+5=2^b$. For this equation, since $(a,b)=(3,5)$ is a solution, it is possible to write it as ...
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Binomial triplets

Solutions to the equation $$\dbinom{a}{n}+\dbinom{b}{n}=\dbinom{c}{n}$$ I will refer to as 'Binomial triplets of order $n$'. These triplets describe simplicial $n$-polytopic numbers that can be ...
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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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About solutions to $x^2+y^2+z^2=8n+3,n\in \mathbb N$

As we know that $x^2+y^2+z^2=8n+3,(n\in \mathbb N)\tag{1}$ has integer solutions $x,y,z\in \mathbb N.$ If $k\in \mathbb N$ has at least one prime factor which is $\equiv 3 \mod 4,$ then we call $k$ ...
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Is there always a telescopic series associated with a rational number?

Here is something I thought up while I was bored and my, erm, fish were busy: Given a rational number $p\in(0,1)$, are there always positive integers $n$, $c_m$, and $w_m$ such that ...
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Solve $(x+1)^n-x^n=p^m$ in positive integers

Solve in positive integers: $$(x+1)^n-x^n=p^m$$ $p$ is prime, $n\ge 2$. Seemingly Zsigmondy's Theorem and LTE won't work here. Though you can tell (as suggested by user barto), using ...
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Diophantine equation: $7^x=3^y-2$

I've tried using mods but nothing is working on this one: solve in positive integers $x,y$ the diophantine equation $7^x=3^y-2$.
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Integer solutions of $a^3+2a+1=2^b$

What are the solutions in integers of $a^3+2a+1=2^b$? [Source: Serbian competition problem]
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How to find integers $x,y$ such that $1+5^x=2\cdot 3^y$

Find this equation integer solution $$1+5^x=2\cdot 3^y$$ I know $$x=1,y=1$$ is such it and $$x=0,y=0$$ I think this equation have no other solution. But I can't prove it. This problem is from ...
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Modified Pell equation: $x^2-D y^2 = m$, $m\neq1$.

How does one solve the Diophantine equation $$ x^2-Dy^2=m, $$ where $m$ is some fixed arbitrary integer? I understand that given the fundamental solution to $r^2-D s^2=1$, and any solution to the ...
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Generalizing Ramanujan's 6-10-8 Identity

Let $ad=bc$. Then Ramanujan's 6-10-8 Identity is the bizarre, $$64[(a+b+c)^6+(b+c+d)^6-(c+d+a)^6-(d+a+b)^6+(a-d)^6-(b-c)^6][(a+b+c)^{10}+(b+c+d)^{10}-(c+d+a)^{10}-(d+a+b)^{10}+(a-d)^{10}-(b-c)^{10}] ...
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How many natural numbers $x, y$ are possible if $(x - y)^2 = \frac{4xy}{(x + y - 1)}$.

How many natural numbers $x$, $y$ are possible if $(x - y)^2 = \frac{4xy}{x + y - 1}$. Does this system has infinite solutions which can be generalized for some integer $k \geq 2?$ $(x - y)^2(x + y) ...
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An argument for “Brocard's problem has finite solution”

Brocard's problem is a problem in mathematics that asks to find integer values of n for which $$x^{2}-1=n!$$ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brocard%27s_problem. According to Brocard's problem ...
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A question on the Pell equation $x^2-5dy^2 = -1$

We know that a necessary but not sufficient condition such that, $$x^2-dy^2 = -1\tag1$$ is solvable is that $d$ is not divisible by a prime of form $4m+3$. It is not sufficient because the prime ...
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Probability of another 3 integers with same sum and product as the first 3 integers

Let us suppose $3$ integers are selected at random from a large range, say $$-1000\leq x\leq y\leq z\leq 1000$$ Now, we define the sum and product: $$\begin{align*}s&=x+y+z ...
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Solving quadratic diophantine equations in two variables

I've looked at the recommended questions, but none of them seem to match my question. Consider the equation $2015 = \frac{(x+y)(x+y-1)}{2} - y + 1$. This can trivially be simplified to $4030 = x^2 + ...
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Pythagorean rectilinear polygons

Polygons all of whose edges meet at right angles are called rectilinear polygons. I am interested in rectilinear polygons with integer distance between each pair of vertices. Such rectilinear polygons ...
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Some Diophantine problems for equal sums with high powers

Given rationals $R = a,b,c,d,e,f$. Define, $$F_n = a^n+b^n+c^n-(d^n+e^n+f^n)$$ If $F_\color{red}1=0$, is there a rational solution to $7F_3x^4+7F_5x^2+F_7 = 0$? Then for $k=1,2,8$, ...
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For fixed $m$, find all positive integer solutions to $a^m+b^m = p^n$ where $p$ is prime

The problem: For fixed $m$, find all solutions to $a^m+b^m = p^n$ where $p$ is prime, all variables are positive integers, $a \le b$, and $m \ge 2$. This is a generalization of this question: ...
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A Tale of Two Quadratic Identities (Pell-like)

Question is at the end. Let all variables be integers. For some constants $a,b,c,d$, assume we have initial solution {$m,n$} to, $$a m^2 + b m n + c n^2 = d\tag{1}$$ Identity 1: $$a x^2 + b x y + ...
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What is stopping every Mordell equation from having a [truly] elementary proof?

The Mordell equation is the Diophantine equation $$Y^2 = X^3-k \tag{1}$$ where $k$ is a given integer. There is no known single method — elementary or otherwise — to solve equation $(1)$ for all $k$, ...
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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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Solution of a equation in natural number nvolving reciprocal of prime

Let $p$ be a prime and $n$ a natural number . Solve in $\mathbb{N}$ the equation $$\sum_{k=1}^{n}\frac{1}{x^k_k}=\frac{1}{p}$$
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How to solve $x^4+y^4=n$?

How to solve Diophantus equation $$x^4+y^4=n $$ where $x,y$ and $n$ are positive integers. We know that Theorem: A natural numbern $n$ can be represented as a sum of two squares if and only if ...
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Second longest prime diagonal in the Ulam spiral?

Given the Ulam spiral with center $C = 41$ and the numbers in a clockwise direction, we have, $$\begin{array}{cccccc} \color{red}{61}&62&63&64&\to\\ ...
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how many natural numbers on a sphere

how many natural solutions are there to the following equation: $$ \sum_{i=0}^k x_i^2 = n$$ where $n,k \in\ \Bbb{N}$ i well like to get a answer for every n and k, but could do with just $k=2,3$.
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Diophantine with Gaussian Integer

I'm trying to find the set of solutions to a specific diophantine equation over $\mathbb{Z}[i]$. The equation is the following: $$ z_1^2 + z_2^2 + z_1*z_2 + 39 = 0$$ with $ z_1$ (resp $z_2$) such ...
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Do the solutions to the unit equation lie dense in the complex numbers

Let $S\subset \overline{\mathbf{Q}}$ be the set of solutions to the unit equation, i.e., $S$ consists of algebraic integers $a$ such that $a$ and $1-a$ are units in the ring of algebraic integers. ...
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$XX^t=A$, $X=?$. Where $X \in \{0,1\}^{n \times m}$

The problem: $XX^t=A$, $\quad$ ($X_{ij}\in{0,1}$, $\quad$ $\sum_{j=1}^m x_{ij}=2$), $\quad$ $X=?$ Details: $n,m \in N$ $A \in \{0,1,2\}^{n \times n}$ $X \in \{0,1\}^{n \times m}$ $A$ is a ...
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Counting Solutions of Diophantine Inequalities

I understand that Diophantine Analysis is an enormous field! Without first determining the solution set, suppose I'd like to calculate the number of non-negative integer solutions $(x,y,z)$ of ...
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Upper bound for the quality of an $abc$-triple

A triple of positive integers $(a,b,c)$ is an $abc$-triple if $a$ and $b$ are coprime and $c = a + b$. Define the quality or power of an $abc$-triple as $P(a,b,c) = \frac{\log c}{\log ...
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How to find whole number answers in systems of square root equations

Given the following 4 equations, can you find 4 whole number answers using whole number variable inputs? $x,y,z$ where $x>y>z$ $Eq 1 = (x^2-2xy+y^2-2xz+z^2)^{\frac{1}{2}} $ $Eq 2 = ...
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Sums of three cubes in arithmetic progression equal to a cube $x^3+(x+y)^3+(x+2y)^3 = z^3$

Using exhaustive search, small positive and primitive integer solutions to, $$x^3+(x+y)^3+(x+2y)^3 = 3 x^3 + 9 x^2 y + 15 x y^2 + 9 y^3= z^3\tag1$$ are, $$x,y = 3,1,\quad x+y =2^2$$ $$x,y = ...
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Exponential diophantine: $2^x-7^y=z^2$

Find all integers $x,y,z$ such that $2^x-7^y=z^2$. For example: $2^3-7^1=1^2$ $2^5-7^1=5^2$ $2^7-7^1=11^2$ (But note that $\sqrt{2^9-7^1}\not\in \mathbb{Z}$.) The problem with this particular ...
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Large initial solutions to $x^3+y^3 = Nz^3$?

Let $x,y,z$ be non-zero integers. Is it true that the initial or smallest solution (in terms of absolute value) to, $$x^3+y^3 = Nz^3\tag1$$ for $N=94$ is, $$15642626656646177^3 + ...
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About Runge's method

I have been reading about some Diophantine equations (like Runge's theorem and Cassel's theorem) and in the text says that these theorems are solved using Runge's method, but it doesn't say what ...
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Transforming the cubic Pell-type equation for the tribonacci numbers

The Lucas and Fibonacci numbers solve the Pell equation, $$L_n^2-5F_n^2=4(-1)^n\tag1$$ The tribonacci numbers $z = T_n$ are positive integer solutions to the cubic Pell-type equation, $$27 x^3 - 36 ...
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The number of solution of a Diophantine equation

If we fixe $n\in \mathbb{N}$. I was wondring if there is an estimation of the number of the integer solutions of the equation : $$x_1^2+x_2^2+\cdots+x_n^2=n^3 $$ where $x_i>0$ for all ...