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Topic: number theory quickie
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Paul

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Re: number theory quickie
Posted: May 13, 2014 2:44 PM
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On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:19:39 PM UTC+1, Bart Goddard wrote:
> Paul <pepstein5@gmail.com> wrote in
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> news:b74ea4a4-18c6-42ef-8704-a39f7e2fd284@googlegroups.com:
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> > This looks incomplete (or wrong) to me. Positivity is not mentioned in
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> > the hypotheses, and I don't think FLT prevents an equality of the form
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> > x ^ 3 - y ^ 3 = z ^ 3.
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> Move all negative fractions to the other side of the equal sign,
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> and you'll have an equivalent problem with no negative numbers.


Thanks, Bart.

Yes, indeed. Quasi's solution appears complete. I stand corrected.

Paul






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