What is the smallest positive value of 36^k-5^l ?
k, l are positive integers.
Credit due: Victors Linis, Ottawa University
(In reply to re: Solution
by Steve Herman)
You're absolutely right -- I originally started with mods 5 and 6 and then added 4 because they hadn't excluded a solution that was 1 mod 30. That did the trick, but I never circled back to check that I still needed all three. Which as you demonstrated, I did not. Thanks for the improvement!
Posted by Paul
on 2023-09-12 19:07:21