On a Problem of Erdos and Graham


Yildiz B., Gurel E.

BULLETIN OF THE BRAZILIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY, vol.51, no.2, pp.397-415, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00574-019-00158-9
  • Journal Name: BULLETIN OF THE BRAZILIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, MathSciNet, zbMATH
  • Page Numbers: pp.397-415
  • Keywords: Hypersurfaces, Integer points, Polynomials, Parametrizations, CONSECUTIVE INTEGERS, BLOCKS

Abstract

An old conjecture of Erdos and Graham states that only finitely many integer squares could be obtained from product of disjoint blocks of consecutive integers of length greater than or equal to four. It is known by counterexamples that the conjecture is false for product of disjoint blocks of four and five consecutive integers. In this paper, we present new algorithms generating new polynomial parametrizations that extend the polynomial parametrization given by Bennett and Luijk (Indag Math (N.S.) 23(1-2):123-127, 2012). Moreover, we produce the first examples of integer squares obtained from product of disjoint blocks of consecutive integers such that each block has length six or seven.