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All zeroes solution (Posted on 2013-09-01) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Let a,b,c be integers such that a^6+2b^6=4c^6

Show that a=b=c=0 is the only possible solution.

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solution | Comment 1 of 3
a^6+2b^6=4c^6
2 must divide both a and b thus
a=2x, b=2y
64x^6+128y^6=4c^6
16x^6+32y^6=c^6
16(x^6+2y^6)=c^6
2 must divide c as well thus
c=2z
16(x^6+2y^6)=64z^6
x^6+2y^6=z^6
now we are back to the original equation,
thus we can recursively apply the same reasoning
to show that for an integer t>0, 2^t must divide all of a,b, and c.
The only integer which holds this property is 0.  Thus the only
solution is a=b=c=0
  Posted by Daniel on 2013-09-01 21:50:26
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