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Can we prove that it is never a square?

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  • Subject: [mg68304] Can we prove that it is never a square?
  • From: Kent Holing <KHO at statoil.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 06:59:19 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Can we using Mathematica establish that
n^12-10n^10+39n^8+60n^6+39n^4+14n^2+1 is never a square
for n > 1 integer?
Kent Holing
NORWAY


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