Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

[PrimeNumbers] Re: Pythagorean Sets of Consecutive Primes

Expand Messages
  • Jens Kruse Andersen
    ... It was apparently harder than I thought. I didn t have a proof but guessed it would be relatively easy when there is a known parametrization of all
    Message 1 of 7 , Sep 1, 2011
    • 0 Attachment
      David wrote:
      > See
      > http://www.mathmeth.com/tom/files/pyth.pdf
      > which claims a proof by infinite descent that
      > x^2+y^2 and x^2-y^2 cannot both be odd squares.
      >
      > David (who miserably failed to find a simpler proof)

      It was apparently harder than I thought.
      I didn't have a proof but guessed it would be relatively easy when
      there is a known parametrization of all Pythagorean triples.
      I only did a brute force search to see there were no small solutions.

      --
      Jens Kruse Andersen
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.