Paul
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Re: number theory quickie
Posted:
May 13, 2014 2:44 PM


On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:19:39 PM UTC+1, Bart Goddard wrote: > Paul <pepstein5@gmail.com> wrote in > > news:b74ea4a418c642ef8704a39f7e2fd284@googlegroups.com: > > > > > This looks incomplete (or wrong) to me. Positivity is not mentioned in > > > the hypotheses, and I don't think FLT prevents an equality of the form > > > x ^ 3  y ^ 3 = z ^ 3. > > > > Move all negative fractions to the other side of the equal sign, > > and you'll have an equivalent problem with no negative numbers.
Thanks, Bart.
Yes, indeed. Quasi's solution appears complete. I stand corrected.
Paul

