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Pell's equation

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  • n. The Diophantine equation for a given integer m., to be solved in integers x and y.

Etymologies

Named by Leonhard Euler after the 17th century mathematician John Pell, whom Euler mistakenly believed to be the first to find a general solution. (Wiktionary)

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