How do i solve this equation of two variables?
I need to find out how many solutions in $\displaystyle \mathbb{Z}\times\mathbb{Z}$ the quation has, $\displaystyle x^4-x^3y-8y^4=0$
I don't know how to solve equations of two or more variables :-s.
How do i solve this equation of two variables?
I need to find out how many solutions in $\displaystyle \mathbb{Z}\times\mathbb{Z}$ the quation has, $\displaystyle x^4-x^3y-8y^4=0$
I don't know how to solve equations of two or more variables :-s.
By mere inspection, $\displaystyle (2,1)$ is one solution, and since the left hand polynomial is a homogeneous one (of degree 4), $\displaystyle t(2,1)=(2t,t)$ is again a solution for any $\displaystyle t\in\mathbb{Z}$ , so there are infinite (i.e., $\displaystyle \aleph_0$ solutions).
Tonio