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Motivated by this question.

How to prove that $\left( {{2}^{x}}-1 \right)\left( {{5}^{x}}-1 \right)$ is not a square number for integer $x>1$?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Edition by the notification of @gimusi:

The answer of this post that is mentioned by @crskhr, is provided by the dear user @Robert Z.

Thanks to all users that have been contributed in this post.

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  • $\begingroup$ Removed the perfect-numbers tag, as this question has got nothing to do with perfect numbers $\endgroup$ Jan 28, 2020 at 0:10

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  • This is Problem 12019 in the American Math Monthly. A solution can be found in the link: AMM 12019
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  • $\begingroup$ Is it possible to ask you how to search to find this pdf files? Thanks $\endgroup$
    – user0410
    Jul 24, 2018 at 8:40
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    $\begingroup$ I was lucky to have seen this question before in AMM and was quick to show you a reference :) $\endgroup$
    – C.S.
    Jul 24, 2018 at 8:43
  • $\begingroup$ I appreciate you for addressing the link. $\endgroup$
    – user0410
    Jul 24, 2018 at 8:48
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    $\begingroup$ By the way the solution provided is from the user @RobertZ. Many others solution a study material is available in his website, I highly suggest that as a great reference. $\endgroup$
    – user
    Jul 24, 2018 at 8:53
  • $\begingroup$ @gimusi I don't see anyone by the name RobertZ in the MSE users list :( $\endgroup$
    – C.S.
    Jul 24, 2018 at 11:13

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