November 10th, 2016, 04:55 PM  #11 
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Can I ask you guys to stop arguing on the open forum? It's made a mess of several threads now. Dan 
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I agree and echo Dan's request.

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The post and cartoon related to finding integer solutions, but that wasn't mentioned.

December 26th, 2016, 11:27 AM  #16 
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Last edited by anyelo; December 26th, 2016 at 11:30 AM. 
December 26th, 2016, 12:43 PM  #17 
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Let $\displaystyle \:\:\: t =\frac{\log_3 x  2}{2} \:\:\:\:\:\:\:\: \Longrightarrow \:\:\:\:\:\:\:\: x =3^{2t+2} $ $\displaystyle x^{\log_3 2} =\sqrt x+1 $ $\displaystyle \left({3^{2t+2}}\right)^{\log_3 2} =\sqrt {3^{2t+2}}+1 $ $\displaystyle 3^{\log_3 2\cdot(2t+2)} =3^{t+1}+1 $ $\displaystyle \left({3^{\log_3 2}}\right)^{2t+2} =3^{t+1}+1 $ $\displaystyle 2^{2t+2} =3^{t+1}+1 $ $\displaystyle 4^{t+1} =3^{t+1}+1 $ $\displaystyle t > 0 \:\:\:\:\: \Rightarrow \:\:\:\:\: 4^t > 3^t \:\:\:\land \:\:\: 4^t > 1 \:\:\:\:\: \Rightarrow \:\:\:\:\: 3\cdot4^t > 3\cdot3^t \:\:\:\:\land \:\:\:\: 4^t > 1 \:\:\:\:\: \Rightarrow \:\:\:\:\: 3\cdot4^t +4^t> 3\cdot3^t +1\:\:\:\:\: \Rightarrow \:\:\:\:\: 4^{t+1}> 3^{t+1} +1 $ $\displaystyle t < 0 \:\:\:\:\: \Rightarrow \:\:\:\:\: 4^t < 3^t \:\:\:\land \:\:\: 4^t < 1 \:\:\:\:\: \Rightarrow \:\:\:\:\: 3\cdot4^t < 3\cdot3^t \:\:\:\:\land \:\:\:\: 4^t < 1 \:\:\:\:\: \Rightarrow \:\:\:\:\: 3\cdot4^t +4^t < 3\cdot3^t +1\:\:\:\:\: \Rightarrow \:\:\:\:\: 4^{t+1} < 3^{t+1} +1 $ So $\displaystyle \:\: t = 0 \:\: $ is the unique solution of the equation $\displaystyle \:\: 4^{t+1} =3^{t+1}+1 $ It means that $\displaystyle \:\: x = 3^{2\cdot0+2} = 9\:\: $ is the unique solution of the equation $\displaystyle \:\: x^{\log_3 2} =\sqrt x+1 $ Last edited by anyelo; December 26th, 2016 at 12:46 PM. 

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