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Topic: If a^2 + b^2 – a + b – c = a^2 + b^2, and c is <
ab/3, then a^2 + b^2 is prime

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richard miller

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Re: If a^2 + b^2 – a + b – c = a^2 + b^2, and c
is < ab/3, then a^2 + b^2 is prime

Posted: Nov 11, 2017 7:57 AM
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On Saturday, 11 November 2017 12:38:26 UTC, 4mus...@gmail.com wrote:
> True or False?

Are you sure that is what you mean?

a^2 + b^2 - a + b - c = a^2 + b^2

subtracting a^2 + b^2 from both sides implies

- a + b - c = 0

rearranging

c = b - a

Fair enough, perhaps, but a^2 + b^2 can be anything you like.

I presume a re-post is on its way?

Richard Miller
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