oh thanks!In general, Diophantine equations are very hard or impossible to solve. For this one, I suggest
Wow!! getting the hang of it!!linear Diophantine equations, which is what the OP seems to be talking about, are fairly simple and straight forward.
Given ax+ by= c.
If a and b have a common factor that does NOT divide c, there is no solution. That is because, for any x and y, the left side will be a multiple of that common factor.
If a, b, and c all have a common factor we can divide through by that factor to get a simpler equation.
So we can assume that a and b are relatively prime.
In that case, the Euclidean division algorithm shows that there exist [itex]x_0[/itex] and [itex]y_0[/itex] so that [itex]ax_0+ by_0= 1[/itex]. Multiply by c to get [itex]a(cx_0)+ b(cy_0)= c[/itex]. [itex]cx_0[/itex] and [itex]cy_0[/itex] are solutions.
It is also easy to see that if x and y are integer solutions to ax+ by= c, then x+ bk and y- ak are also solutions: a(x+ bk)+ b(y- ak)= ax+ abk+ by- abk= ax+ by= c.
For example, to solve 4x+ 7y= 15, I note that 4 divides into 7 once with remainder 3. that is, 7- 4= 3. Also 3 divides into 4 once with remainder 1: 4- 3= 1. Replace the "3" in the last equation with 7- 4 to get 4- (7- 4)= 1 or 2(4)- 1(7)= 1. Multiplying by 15, 30(4)- 15(7)= 15. That is, one solution is x= 30, y= -15. All solutions are of the form x= 30+ 7k, y= -15- 4k for some integer k. If you want positive solutions, then we note that in order that y be positive, we must have -15- 4k> 0 or -4k> 15 which means that the integer k must be less than or equal to -4. Taking k= -4 gives x= 30+7(-4)= 2 and y= -15+ 4(-4)= 1. Any k larger than -4 makes y negative and any k less than -4 make x negative. The only positive solution to 4x+7y= 15 is x= 2, y= 1.
nice step by step solutions.
Well, here's another site which solves linear diophantine equation:
but it's better to use Alperton site since it does linear equation too and even give you the verbose from which you can learn