29 May Simple Concept Tough Problem – 6
“What delighted me most about mathematics was that things could be proved” – Bertrand Russell.
Yes, proofs are always a delight for mathematicians. In fact, they are not satisfied with just one way of arriving at something. Finding several approaches to the same thing delights a mathematician even more. The problems that we discuss here may also have several ways of solution. I request the readers to provide their own methods in the comments or in mail. Let’s share our knowledge !
Today, we shall take up the following problem :
Find all positive integer solutions of positive integers of the equation .
We just require the idea of factorials and a few properties of divisibility in order to solve this problem. Here is an explanation of the detailed solution :