
#1
Feb1009, 03:53 PM

P: 287

If ac and bc with (a,b)=1, prove abc
The book just states that abc if (a,b)=1...so I took a stab on proving it: (a,b)=1 means au+bv=1 so for no reason at all I threw in a c acu+bcv=c since ac and bc c=ak and c= bh abhu+bakv=c this means ab(hu+kv)=c hence abc It this proof right...the book kind of skips proving this proposition. 



#2
Feb1209, 05:32 PM

P: 41

Yes that's RIGHT!




#3
Feb1209, 05:40 PM

P: 287

Great! The book simply told me that the proposition is possible only because of the GCD....and the lack of a proof bothered me.




#4
Feb1209, 06:26 PM

P: 41

Proof of abc
I agree with you, books should be more detailed!
By the way "congratulations!" since you proved very good in finding the proof by yourself! Are you studing Algebra alone by yourself? Or are you attending university? 



#5
Feb1209, 09:47 PM

P: 287

I'm actually taking an Intro to Abstract type course and I'm just aggressively nuturing my curiosity by borrowing abstract algebra books from the library and working stuff out.



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