which points satisfies the problem below?

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- October 16th 2009, 10:51 AMstreethotEquation
which points satisfies the problem below?

- October 16th 2009, 11:11 AMMush
- October 16th 2009, 11:16 AMstreethot
you have gave a particular solution... now, you have to prove that this is the only solution

- October 16th 2009, 12:34 PMMush
- October 16th 2009, 01:39 PMMedia_Man
Ah, how the road to mathematical truth is paved in blood...

streethot:

There are more solutions than you should care to count. A simple calculator program can tell you that...

1,-1,-1

1,-1,0

1,-1,1

-1,2,2

0,2,1

1,-1,-2

1,-1,2

-1,3,1

0,1,3

0,3,0

etcetera ad nauseam

As you know, Diophantine equations are notoriously difficult to solve. There may be an infinite number of solutions readily found by number-crunching.

What exactly is it that you want to know about this equation? A proof of whether or not there is an infinitude of points? A formula generating a set of solutions? - October 16th 2009, 01:51 PMstreethot
Thank you Media_Man. I was thinking that could have a way to solve this problem by the same method used to solve this:

A classmate proposed this problem to me, i will investigate. Anyway, thanks for help me - October 16th 2009, 08:56 PMBingk
Here's a small part:

If you rearrange the equation you'll get the following:

When X=1, and Y=-1 we get , in other words

So, any Z will work for X=1 and Y=-1

Some other brute force stuff:

When you set one variable to equal zero, there's only a finite number of solutions that will work (tried for X = 0 and Z = 0, Y = 0 will probably behave the same way)

I don't think there's one general formula for the solution though, because of the (1,-1,Z) case ... - October 18th 2009, 08:42 PMstreethot
Now i know what is the real question.

Is for - October 19th 2009, 02:29 AMMush
- October 19th 2009, 05:52 AMstreethot
After much work, i got it! i will post with more calm after because the solution is a little long.