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Conditions on solutions of a diophantine equation.

I wanted to list all the natural number solutions $(d_1,d_2,...,d_n)$ to the equation: $$\sum_1^n \frac1{d_i} = 1$$ I could not succeed. I noted that for $n=4$, $(2,4,8,8), (3,3,6,6), (2,3,12,12), ...
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how to prove : there are an infinite number of points on the circle

I think the follow problem is equal to the problem set 1.16.(a) in Principles of Mathematical Analysis (walter ruldin), And we take (a, b) in $R^2$, X in $R^i$ how to prove : there are an infinite ...
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Infinitude of prime numbers

Everyone knows that there is an infinitude of primes. I know the Euclide, the Euler and the Erdos proofs. But are they the only known proofs ? I will try, here, to present a fourth one : Let the ...
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Representation of positive rational numbers as series.

So, in my introductory course on calculus my professor formulated this problem: Prove: Every positive rational number can be written uniquely as: ...
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Closed formula for the numbers of the form $\sqrt{1+\sqrt{4+\sqrt{9}}}$

how can i find the formula for the nth term of this series? SQ = square root $\sqrt{1} = 1$ $\sqrt{1 +\sqrt{4}} = \sqrt{3}$ $\sqrt{1 +\sqrt{4+\sqrt{9}}} \approx 1.909385061$ $\sqrt{1 ...
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After how many steps can compositions of $x\mapsto x+1$ and $x\mapsto x^2+1$ produce the same result starting from $1$ and $3$?

This problem is from a Turkish contest: Let $P(x)=x+1$ and $Q(x)=x^2+1$. Consider all sequences $(x_k,y_k)$ such that $(x_1,y_1)=(1,3)$ and $(x_{k+1},y_{k+1})$ is either $(P(x_k),Q(y_k))$ ...
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Simplify exponential sum over $\mathbb{F}_p$ to prove identity

I have a sum involving $p$-th roots of unity (where $\frac{1}{t}$ is to be understood as the field inverse $t^{-1} \bmod p$ etc.) of the form $\begin{align*} &d_{j,k}=\sum_{a,b,c \in ...
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Adjacent non-coprime numbers

Are there any adjacent pairs of numbers that are not coprime? If so, what are they? If not, is there a proof for this, and what is it. From ordinary thought it seems like there aren't but is there an ...
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How to bound the following sum

I am interested in bounding the sum $$S(x)=\sum_{i\leq x}\vert\{x/i\}-\{x/(i+1)\}\vert$$ where $\{x\}$ is the fractional part of $x$. A calculation on MATHEMATICA seems to suggest ...
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Binomial Congruence Mod primes

So while I was messing around with binomial coefficients I noticed that $$ \binom{3p-1}{p}\equiv 2 \pmod{p^3} $$ For all the primes I tested above 2. I looked around and found similar congruences ...
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looking at the alphabet ,the letters are numbered 1-26 ,

looking at the alphabet ,the letters are numbered 1-26 , such that 1 =one=15+14+5=34 (O=15, N=14, E =5 ) 2=two=20+23+15=58 (T=20, W=23, 0=15) 3=three =56 4=four=60 ...
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Non-UFD that there exists set $X$ of any cardinality and $a$ that $xy$ is not divisible by $a^2$ for any $x,y \in X$ and $x^2$ is divisible by $a^2$

Let's say we want to construct a non-UFD that is a commutative ring that satisfies: There exists $a$ such that there exists a set $X$ of elements of finite cardinality $k$ such that for any $x,y \in ...
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how shall i find the $n$-th term of this,

How shall I find the $n$-th term of this: $\sqrt{1+2}$ $\sqrt[3]{1+2+3}$ $\sqrt[4]{1+2+3+4}$ $\sqrt[5]{1+2+3+4+5}$ $\sqrt[6]{1+2+3+4+5+6}$ $\sqrt[7]{1+2+3+4+5+6+7}$ all the way to ...
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Differences between large numbers with many factors has little factors

I apologise beforehand for the informality and lack of precision in this question but it is that way because it comes from only an intuition, nothing more than a heuristic argument. Say one has two ...
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$\sum_{k=1}^n \lfloor kx \rfloor =$ ?

Let $x$ be a positive real number and $n$ a positive integer , then how may we evaluate $\sum_{k=1}^n \lfloor kx \rfloor $ ? If a closed form doesn't exist then can we at least find an asymptotic ...
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Order of an integer

Why is it true that: if a has order 3 modulo p then $1+a+a^2 \equiv 0 \, \text{mod}\, p$ Thank you!
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An estimate involving gaps in a subsemigroup of $(\mathbb N,+)$

I think this question can be solved by a high school student, maybe there is some trick on it or I'm forgetting something. Before my question, some background is required: Definition: A ...
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If $g$ is a primitive root, show that $a$ is a $d$th power $\iff$ $a\equiv g^{kd}$

I wanted to ask you to help me with this exercise in numer theory. Here it is: If $g$ is a primitive root modulo $p$ and $d|p-1$, show that $g^{(p-1)/d}$ has order $d$. Show also that $a$ is a ...
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Converting a polynomial ring to a numerical ring

One may be curious why one wishes to convert a polynomial ring to a numerical ring. But as one of the most natural number system is integers, and many properties of rings can be easily understood in ...
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Is ring of Gaussian rationals in unique factorization domain?

Instead of Gaussian integers, let us think about Gaussian rationals, where $a$ and $b$ in $a+bi$ are rational numbers. Then would ring of Gaussian rationals be in unique factorization domain?
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Primes made from sequential digits

While messing around, I noticed that across some prime numbers contain only sequentially increasing digits, e.g. $23, 67, 89,23456789$. If we adopt a convention of returning to $1$ after a $9$, we ...
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A non-UFD such that $a^2 \mid b^2$ does not lead to $a\mid b$

Is there any non-UFD that is a commutative ring such that $a^2 \mid b^2$ does not always lead to $a\mid b$? It would be preferable if examples are something that does not involve ...
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Sum of an unorthodox infinite series

$ \frac{1}{2^1}+\frac{3}{2^2}+\frac{5}{2^3}+\frac{7}{2^4}+\cdots $ This is a pretty unorthodox problem, and I'm not quite sure how to simplify it. Could I get a solution? Thanks.
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Some questions about sub-fields of the field of complex numbers

Given a sub-field $f$ of the field $\mathbb{C}$ of complex numbers, is there a name for the smallest sub-field $F(f)$ of $\mathbb{C}$ such that (1) $F(f)$ contains $f$ as a sub-field and (2) ...
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Do all complex zeros of $Li_s(z)\,- \, Li_{1-s}(z)$ get the shape $s=\dfrac12 + \dfrac{k \, \pi }{\,\ln(2)}\,i$ when $z \rightarrow 0^{-}$?

This is a subquestion of this question on MO. Numerical evidence strongly suggests that when $z \rightarrow 0^{-}$ the complex zeros that lie in the critical strip $0 \lt \Re(s) < 1$ of: ...
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Prove that for $a>1$ $\Psi_a( n) \neq \infty$ $\forall a, n\in \mathbb{N}$

Let us consider successive powers of an integer $a$ $(>1)$. Let $\Psi_a(n)$ denote the exponent at which $n$ first occurs in the decimal expression. For example $\Psi_2(2)=1$ and $\Psi_2(3)=5$. ...
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A number system that is not unique factorization domain

Can anyone present a number system that is not unique factorization domain and is a commutative ring? So I want the case that does not involve polynomials/monomials or some trivial cases.
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Is there an upper bound (better than Robin's inequality) to the sum of divisors of non-highly-abundant numbers?

I'm looking for $ f(n) $ such that $ \sigma(n) \le f(n) < ne^\gamma \log \log n $, with $ n $ not highly abundant. I'd like a proof as well. I hope the question is well formatted, I'm posting ...
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Find the 1005th digit after the decimal point expansion of the square root of N.

Let $N$ be the positive integer with $2008$ decimal digits, all of them $1$. That is, $N=1111...1111$, with $2008$ occurrences of the digit $1$. Find the $1005th$ digit after the decimal point ...
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How would you show $\pi(x)\log(1-\frac{1}{x}) \sim \frac{1}{\log x}$

How would you show $\pi(x)\log(1-\frac{1}{x}) \sim \frac{1}{\log x}$? Would you use $\lim_{x\to \infty}\frac{\pi(x)\log(1-\frac{1}{x})}{\frac{1}{\log x}} = 1$? and how would you show this? Can you ...
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Using The Abel Summation formula to calculate $\prod\limits_{p \leq x}(1-\frac{1}{p})$

Using The Abel Summation formula to calculate $\prod\limits_{p \leq x}(1-\frac{1}{p})$ Can anyone give me some hints on how to solve this? I've tried using logs and get \begin{align} ...
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Counting/bounding number of relatively prime pairs?

I'm wondering if anyone knows of results counting or bounding the number of relatively prime pairs in two subsets of positive integers. In particular: Given $A = \{a \in \mathbb{Z} | m_1 \leq a \leq ...
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remainder when 67896789…(300 digits) divided by 999

What is the remainder when 678967896789... (300 digits)is divided by 999? i tried to divide it manually to find some pattern in remainder. But was getting bit lengthy. so please suggest me some short ...
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Is there an upper bound to the sum of the divisors of a non-highly abundant number which is better than Robin's inequality?

Since it is known that all large odd integers satisfy Robin's inequality and that the least counterexample to it must be superabundant, I was wondering if there is a function $\ f(n) $ such that $\ ...
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If $G/H$ and $G$ are connected linear algebraic groups must $H$ also be connected?

Let $k$ be a perfect field (e.g of characteristic zero) and let $G$ and $H$ be linear algebraic groups over $k$, with $H$ a normal subgroup of $G$. If both $G$ and $G/H$ are connected, must $H$ ...
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When does $2^n+n \mid 8^n+n$?

How to find all positive integers $n$ such that $2^n+n$ divides $8^n+n$ ?
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Find all positive integers satisfying $\frac{2^n+1}{n^2} =k $ [duplicate]

Find all positive integers satisfying $$\frac{2^n+1}{n^2} =k $$ where $k$ is a integer. I can't just come up with a solution.
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Convergence of the sequence $\frac{1}{e^k \sin{k}}$

Does the sequence $\frac{1}{e^k \sin{k}}$ converge? If $\sin{k}$ acts as a random variable (taking on values in $(-1, 1)$), then it seems like we should be able to prove that the sequence converges ...
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What is a “Diophantine number”? [duplicate]

In this phrase, excerpted from Terry Tao's blog, "$\alpha$ being ... very far from rational (a Diophantine number), ..." what is a "Diophantine number"? He contrasts it with a Liouville number. ...
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Is every positive integer the sum of at most 8 pentatope numbers?

Is every positive integer the sum of at most 8 pentatope numbers ? See : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentatope_number I saw this conjecture here : ...
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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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Count ways to sit men women in row of size K

Suppose we are given N men and M women.They are to sit in a row of size K such that no two women sit next to each other.What are the number of ways. Like if suppose their are 3 men and 2 women and ...
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Prove or disprove that there exists a unique positive integer sequence $\{a_{n}\}$ satisfying a condition

Question: Prove or disprove: there exists a unique positive integer sequence $\{a_{n}\}$ satisfying the following condition: $\forall m\in N^{+}$, there exists a unique integer sequence ...
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how find $\sum_{k \in A} \frac{1}{k-1} $ for $ A = \{ m^n| \text{ } m, n \in Z \text { and } m, n \ge 2 \} $

If $ A = \{ m^n| \text{ } m, n \in Z \text { and } m, n \ge 2 \} $, then how find $\sum_{k \in A} \frac{1}{k-1} $?
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Remainder on dividing $10^{n} + 10^{n-1} + … + 10^{1} + 10^{0}$ by x

Given a positive integer $n$, consider the number $y=10^{n}+10^{n-1}+$$...+ 10^{1}+10^{0}$. I need to find the remainder when $y$ is divided by a natural number $x$. e.g. $111111$ $\%$ $2123$ = ...
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Comparing a number with a line of power

How do you compare which is bigger (or maybe equal), LHS or RHS, in $$a \sim b_1^{b_2^{.^{.^{.^{b_n}}}}}$$ given $a$ and $b_i$, $1 \leq i \leq n$, are non-negative integers (also could be big)? The ...
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Under what conditions can we obtain $a \equiv 1 \pmod{mn}$ from $a \equiv b \pmod{m}$ and $b \equiv 1 \pmod{mn}$?

If $a \equiv b \pmod{m}$ and $b \equiv 1 \pmod{mn}$, are there any conditions under which we can conclude that $a \equiv 1 \pmod{mn}$? Here $m$ and $n$ are any integers; $a$ and $b$ are both coprime ...
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Residue class of a huge repunit modulus a huge number

Given a number with only 1: X = 1111...1 (N times 1 in total), and another number M, I want ...
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$e=1$ in Theorem 30 from Marcus book “number fields”

Theorem 30 in Marcus book states that, if $p\in\mathbb Z$ is an odd prime and $q$ is a prime $\neq p$, then, fixing $d$ as a divisor of $p-1$ we have that $q$ is a $d$-th power $\operatorname{mod}q$ ...
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How many distinct lists of 14 integers $L=\{v_1,\ldots ,v_{14}\}$ exist satisfying $v_i \geq v_{i+1}\geq 0$ and $\sum _{i=1}^{14}(v_i) \leq 54$

I am trying to solve the following problem: I have an ordered list of integers $L = \{v_1,\ldots ,v_{14}\}$ with fourteen elements, satisfying the following two conditions: $v_i \geq v_{i+1}\geq 0$ ...