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==Solution== | ==Solution== | ||
+ | We look at x and y (mod3), since 21 is a multiple of 3. | ||
− | + | * Case 1: x=0mod3 | |
+ | ** Case 1a: y=0mod3: Then <math>x^2+4xy+y^2</math> is divisible by <math>3^2=9</math>, but 21 isn't. | ||
+ | ** Case 1b: y=1mod3: Then the LHS is 1mod3, while the RHS isn't. | ||
+ | ** Case 1c: y=2mod3: Then the LHS is 1mod3, while the RHS isn't. | ||
+ | * Case 2: x=1mod3 | ||
+ | ** Case 2a: y=0mod3: Then the LHS is 1mod3 while the RHS isn't. | ||
+ | ** Case 2b: y=1mod3: We let <math>x=3x_1+1</math> and <math>y=3y_1+1</math>: | ||
+ | <math>x^2+4xy+y^2=21=(3x_1+1)^2+4(3x_1+1)(3y_1+1)+(3y_1+1)^2=9(x^2+y^2+4x_1y_1+2x_1+2y_1)+6</math> | ||
+ | But 21 isn't 6mod9, it's 3mod9. | ||
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+ | ** Case 2c: y=2mod3: Then the LHS is 1mod3 while the RHS isn't. | ||
+ | * Case 3: x=2mod3 | ||
+ | ** Case 3a: y=0mod3: This is equivalent to case 1c | ||
+ | ** Case 3b: y=1mod3: Equivalent to case 2c | ||
+ | ** Case 3c: y=2mod3: We let <math>x=3x_1+2</math> and <math>y=3y_1+2</math>: | ||
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+ | <math>x^2+4xy+y^2=21=(3x_1+2)^2+4(3x_1+2)(3y_1+2)+(3y_1+2)^2=9(x_1^2+y_1^2+4x_1y_1+4x_1+4y_1+2)+6</math> | ||
+ | |||
+ | But 21 isn't 6mod9, it's 3mod9. | ||
+ | |||
+ | Therefore, there are absolutely no solutions to the above equation. | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
Revision as of 13:32, 1 March 2008
Problem
Find the number of ordered pairs of integers which satisfy
Solution
We look at x and y (mod3), since 21 is a multiple of 3.
- Case 1: x=0mod3
- Case 1a: y=0mod3: Then is divisible by , but 21 isn't.
- Case 1b: y=1mod3: Then the LHS is 1mod3, while the RHS isn't.
- Case 1c: y=2mod3: Then the LHS is 1mod3, while the RHS isn't.
- Case 2: x=1mod3
- Case 2a: y=0mod3: Then the LHS is 1mod3 while the RHS isn't.
- Case 2b: y=1mod3: We let and :
But 21 isn't 6mod9, it's 3mod9.
- Case 2c: y=2mod3: Then the LHS is 1mod3 while the RHS isn't.
- Case 3: x=2mod3
- Case 3a: y=0mod3: This is equivalent to case 1c
- Case 3b: y=1mod3: Equivalent to case 2c
- Case 3c: y=2mod3: We let and :
But 21 isn't 6mod9, it's 3mod9.
Therefore, there are absolutely no solutions to the above equation.
See Also
2005 Alabama ARML TST (Problems) | ||
Preceded by: Problem 7 |
Followed by: Problem 9 | |
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