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3(x^2)=a^2

When are a and x whole integers?

When are a and x whole integers?

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3(x^2)=a^2

When are a and x whole integers?

When are a and x whole integers?

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In any case, if 3x

[itex]a= x\sqrt{3}[/itex] which is impossible unless x= a= 0. It implies [itex]\sqrt{3}= a/x[/itex] but [itex]\sqrt{3}[/itex] is irrational.

The only integer solution to 3x

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