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Euler Quartic Conjecture

Euler conjectured that there are no Positive Integer solutions to the quartic Diophantine Equation


This conjecture was disproved by N. D. Elkies in 1988, who found an infinite class of solutions.

See also Diophantine Equation--Quartic


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