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An indeterminate equation, in mathematics, is an equation for which there is an infinite set of solutions; for example, 2x = y is a simple indeterminate equation. Indeterminate equations cannot be directly solved from the given information. For example, the equations ## See also

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$ax\; +\; by\; =\; c$

$x^2\; -\; Py^2\; =\; 1$

where a, b, c, and P are given integers (provided that P is not a square number), are indeterminate equations. Equations of the second form are named Pell's equations.

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