# Tagged Questions

Questions on finding integer/rational solutions of equations.

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### rational triangles and cosines

I've recently started to try working on exercises from this book on Diophantine equations before I need to return it to the library. This one has me slightly stumped. It asks to show that the cosine ...
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### Wrong answer on elementary diophantine equation - why?

Solve the equation and show all possible, non-negative values for X and Y: $5X+4Y=60$ So I wanted to do it like that: $$5X+4Y=60\leftrightarrow0X+4Y=0 \pmod5$$, thus $4Y=5k$ where $k\in Z$. ...
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### Number of integer solutions of $xy - 6 (x+y)=0$

What are the number of integer solutions of $xy - 6 (x+y)=0$ with $x\leq y$ is ? Equation $xy - 6 (x+y)=0$ can also be written as $1/x + 1/y = 1/6$
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### Solve the equation $x^4+y^4=d*z^2$

Solve the equation:$$x^4+y^4=d*z^2,$$ where $x,y,z$ are positive integers,and $d>1$ is a given square-free integer. I know if $p$ is an odd prime and $p|d,$ then $t^4\equiv -1 \pmod p$ is ...
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### On the elliptic curve $x^4+y^4 =193z^2$

Given the simultaneous Diophantine equations, $$u^2+v^2=w^2\tag{1}$$ $$x^4+y^4 = (u^6+v^6)t^2\tag{2}$$ the only solutions seem to be for the first Pythagorean triple $u,v,w = 3,4,5$ which yield the ...
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### No rational solutions of a system of equations

Please show that there does not exist $(a,b,c)\in\mathbb{Q}^3$ such that \begin{matrix} a^2b+2b^2c+2ac^2=0\\ a^2c+ab^2+2bc^2=0\\ a^3+2b^3+4c^3+12abc=3. \end{matrix} I'm able to show that this ...
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### Solutions to $\binom{n}{5} = 2 \binom{m}{5}$

In Finite Mathematics by Lial et al. (10th ed.), problem 8.3.34 says: On National Public Radio, the Weekend Edition program posed the following probability problem: Given a certain number of ...
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### Solve for diophantine equation $x^n + y^n + z^n =1$ [closed]

Solve for diophantine equation $x^n + y^n + z^n =1$ $x^n+y^n+z^n=2$ Is this equation solve-able ?
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### $(x-a)(x-b)(x-c)(x-d)=ex$

We can verify that $x=125,162,343$ are the roots of equation $(x-105)(x-210)(x-315)=2584x$. My question is,Could you find five positive integers $a,b,c,d,e$, which $(x-a)(x-b)(x-c)(x-d)=ex$ has four ...
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### The rational points on the curve: $y^2=ax^4+bx^2+c$.

I wonder how to find the rational points on the curve: $y^2=ax^4+bx^2+c$. Is there infinite rational points on this curve? For example:$y^2=x^4+3x^2+1.$If we set $y=x^2+k$,then $2kx^2+k^2=3x^2+1$, ...
I have a system of $s$ equations that should (but won't) all equal some real unknown scalar value, $x$: $x = v_1*k_1 + a_1*k_1*m = v_2*k_2 + a_2*k_2*m = ... = v_s*k_s + a_s*k_s*m$ where, $k_i$ are ...