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The familiar Pythagorean 3-4-5 triple gives one solution to (x-1)^n + x^n = (x+1)^n so what about other solutions for x an integer and n= 2, 3, 4 or 5?


Find the positive integer solutions of the equation (1+1/a)(1+1/b)(1+1/c) = 2

Code to Zero

Find all 3 digit numbers such that by adding the first digit, the square of the second and the cube of the third you get the original number, for example 1 + 3^2 + 5^3 = 135.

Without Calculus

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Given that $u> 0$ and $v> 0$ what is the smallest possible value of $1/u + 1/v$ given that $u + v = 5$?

Can you find this value by more than one method (not involving trial and error) without using calculus?