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PUZZLET 063

A Diophantine Equation


The equation x2 = 2y4 -1 can be satisfied for the values x = 1 and y = 1.  Find an alternative solution with the lowest value integers for x and y except 1.

An equation of this type, where variable values are only allowed to be integers is Diophantine.



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