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Shades of Fermat's Last Theorem

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.

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Age 16 to 18
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As a hint, try comparing the '$7$'s' inequality to a similar one for $8$. For the '$4$'s' inequality use the fact that any root of $4$ is greater than $1$.

To sketch the graph, find the derivative for $x=0$ and then consider where the derivative is positive, where it is negative and if it tends to a limit as $x$ increases.