Prove that the equation x^2+y^2=z^5 has an infinite number of positive integer solutions.
The original wording did not exclude zero, so this would include
(n^5)^2 + 0^2 = (n^2)^5
Others have posted variations where x=y
(2^(2n+2))^2 + (2^(2n+2))^2 = (2^(2n+1))^5
For any a,b,c that satisfies a^2 + b^2 = c
(ac^(5n+2))^2 + (bc^(5n+2))^2 = (c^(2n+1))^5
For any a,b,c that satisfy a^2 + b^2 = c^2
(ac^(5n+4))^2 + (bc^(5n+4))^2 = (c^(2n+2))^5
If a^2 + b^2 = c^3 then (ac)^2 + (bc)^2 = c^5
If a^2 + b^2 = c^8 then (ac)^2 + (bc)^2 = (c^2)^5
If a^2 + b^2 = c^(5n2) then (ac)^2 + (bc)^2 = (c^n)^5
A way to extend any given solution of x^2 + y^2 = z^5 to infinitely more solutions:
(n^5 x)^2 + (n^5 y)^2 = (n^2 z)^5
I have not found a way of generating ALL possible solutions.
For example 1475^2 + 4282^2 = 29^5 does not fit any of the patterns found.

Posted by Jer
on 20100510 15:36:11 