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The important part is that we're only interested in integer ("whole number") solutions. In this case, the Diophantine equation is

n = 5x + 3y

and we only care about cases where x and y are both integers. For example, if n were 11, we don't care about the solution x=1.6, y=1. We're only interested in the solutions like x=1, y=2.

## Sherlock and The Beast

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More specifically it is a Diophantine equation.

DioPhantine is A * * 2 + b * * 2 = c * * 2 but this seems like A * x + B * x = C where x > 0 || y > 0 am i wrong to argue you on this?

A Diophantine equation is simply one in which we are only interested in integer solutions. This is known as a

linearDiophantine equation.so a linear equation is part of the set of Diophatine equations. Thanks! I didn't quite get that at first.

The important part is that we're only interested in integer ("whole number") solutions. In this case, the Diophantine equation is

n = 5x + 3y

and we only care about cases where x and y are both integers. For example, if n were 11, we don't care about the solution x=1.6, y=1. We're only interested in the solutions like x=1, y=2.