## APMO 1989

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nafistiham
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### APMO 1989

How to crack this one ?

Prove that the equation
$6(6a^2 + 3b^2 + c^2) = 5n^2$
has no solutions in integers except $a = b = c = n = 0$.
$\sum_{k=0}^{n-1}e^{\frac{2 \pi i k}{n}}=0$
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nayel
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### Re: APMO 1989

The first thing that came to my mind after seeing $3,6$ and the squares is
It should work I believe.
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samiul_samin
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### Re: APMO 1989

nafistiham wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:16 pm
How to crack this one ?

Prove that the equation
$6(6a^2 + 3b^2 + c^2) = 5n^2$
has no solutions in integers except $a = b = c = n = 0$.
Solved here.