Given that a, b, and c are positive integers solve the following equation.

a!b! = a! + b! + c^2

anyone?

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- Dec 27th 2012, 10:39 PMmsudidiMultiplication of Factorials
Given that a, b, and c are positive integers solve the following equation.

a!b! = a! + b! + c^2

anyone? - Dec 27th 2012, 11:37 PMibduttRe: Multiplication of Factorials
The information given appears to be incomplete. Could yoy verify it pl?

- Dec 27th 2012, 11:55 PMmsudidiRe: Multiplication of Factorials
ibudutt,

the question is complete. I know you are thinking of 3 variables but 1 equation. But this question is solvable.

by trial and error, a=2, b=3, c=2.

But my concern is, is there any other way that can be used to solve it, systematically and algebraically?

My thought : Try to relate the multiplication of 2 factorials and their sums.