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    If a^2b^3 = 1323 and a and b are integers, find the values of a and b. I'd like to know a method that doesnt involve guess and check
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    I am not sure what you mean by guess and check but the way I would do is to pick an arbitrary value for b and then solve for a. It may be ugly but it works. There are two variables there so you do not have a unique solution.
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    actually, the two numbers have to be intergers (ie whole positive numbers) so there is only one solution. The answers are a=7, b=3- so is there a proper method to solving these problems.
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