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 2020-02-10, 16:03 #1 enzocreti   Mar 2018 17×31 Posts 51+163k numbers of the form 51+163k conjecture 51+163k is a square only for k=10
 2020-02-10, 17:04 #2 Batalov     "Serge" Mar 2008 Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2 926210 Posts Code: for(k=1,10^10,if(issquare(51+163*k),print(k))) 10 91 255 498 826 1231 1723 2290 2946 3675 4495 5386 6370 7423 8571 9786 11098 12475 13951 15490 17130 18831 20635 22498 24466 26491 28623 30810 33106 ... ... Yes infinitely many lol Last fiddled with by enzocreti on 2020-02-10 at 17:34
 2020-02-10, 23:39 #3 NHoodMath   Jan 2017 33 Posts Enzo, here is some relevant maths to what you have posted here: The number 51, in your case, you were testing to see whether it was a quadratic residue (mod 163), that is, whether or not there is a square that is 51 (mod 163). There is a well-known theorem that states that if a number b is a quadratic residue (mod N), then there are infinitely many squares that are b (mod N). In this case, you found that for k=10, there is a square of the form k*N+b for N=163, b=51, therefore 51 is a quadratic residue (mod 163), and there are infinitely many squares of this form using the above theorem.
2020-02-12, 16:50   #4
Batalov

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 Originally Posted by Batalov [ Yes infinitely many lol
@ enzocreti - Do not edit other peoples posts.