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The equation is equivalent to <math>m(m+1)(m+5) = 27n^3 + 27n^2 + 9n + 1</math>. Taking mod 3, we get | The equation is equivalent to <math>m(m+1)(m+5) = 27n^3 + 27n^2 + 9n + 1</math>. Taking mod 3, we get | ||
<math>m(m+1)(m+2)=1 (\bmod 3)</math>. However, <math>m(m+1)(m+2)</math> is always divisible by <math>3</math> for any integer <math>m</math>. Thus, the answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(A)} 0}</math> | <math>m(m+1)(m+2)=1 (\bmod 3)</math>. However, <math>m(m+1)(m+2)</math> is always divisible by <math>3</math> for any integer <math>m</math>. Thus, the answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(A)} 0}</math> |
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Problem 22
Find the number of pairs of integers which satisfy the equation .
Solution
Solution by e_power_pi_times_i
Notice that . Then , and . However, will never be divisible by , nor , so there are integer pairs of .
Solution 2
The equation is equivalent to . Taking mod 3, we get . However, is always divisible by for any integer . Thus, the answer is Solution by mickyboy789
See also
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