On a method of solving a class of Diophantine equations

Author:
Charles M. Grinstead

Journal:
Math. Comp. **32** (1978), 936-940

MSC:
Primary 10B20

MathSciNet review:
0491480

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Abstract: An elementary method for solving simultaneous Diophantine equations is given. This method will in general lead quickly to a solution-free region on the order of . The method is illustrated by applying it to a set of Diophantine equations.

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DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1978-0491480-0

Keywords:
Diophantine equations,
linear recurrent sequences

Article copyright:
© Copyright 1978
American Mathematical Society