PERIODICA MATHEMATICA HUNGARICA, vol.80, no.1, pp.74-80, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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Ternary purely exponential Diophantine equation, Primitive Pythagorean triple, Jesmanowicz' conjecture, Application of Baker's method
Let m, n be positive integers such that m > n, gcd(m,n) = 1 and m not equivalent to n(mod2) . In 1956, L. Jesmanowicz conjectured that the equation (m(2)-n(2))(x) + (2mn)(y) = (m(2) + n(2))(z) has only the positive integer solution (x,y,z)=(2,2,2). This conjecture is still unsolved. In this paper, combining a lower bound for linear forms in two logarithms due to M. Laurent with some elementary methods, we prove that if mn equivalent to 2(mod 4) and m > 30.8n, then Jesmanowicz' conjecture is true.