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Diophantine equation

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
x^2 = 2y^2 = 3z^2
Find all the solutions.


2. Relevant equations
There is a method once I substitute the above formula into the form ap^2 + q^2 = z^2, to get all the solutions.


3. The attempt at a solution
I'm having a little trouble with the substitution.
I was thinking, at first that one could argue that x and y are both congruent to 0, mod 3. Then x-y = 3p and x+ 2y = 3q; one could solve for x, and y, and then backsubstitute, when I get the formulas for x and y in terms of integers, they don't check in the first equation
 

chwala

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this problem did not get any feedback?
 

nikilKRP

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
x^2 = 2y^2 = 3z^2
Are you sure this is correct? Is it supposed to be ##x^2 + 2y^2 =3z^2## or something similar?
##x^2 = 2y^2 = 3z^2## does not seem correct, maybe it's a typo.
 

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