In this post I present my variations of the problem involving Nagell-Ljunggren equation, that is explained in pages 10 and 11 of *Highlights in the Research Work of T. N. Shorey* by R. Tijdeman, from *Diophantine Equations*, (Editor) N. Saradha, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Narosa Publishing House (2008).

Consider for integers $x>1$, $1<y<z$ and integers $1<p$ and $2<n$ the equations $$y^p+z^p=(y^{p-1}+z^{p-1})\cdot\frac{x^n-1}{x-1},\tag{1}$$ and $$2yz=(y+z)\cdot\frac{x^n-1}{x-1}.\tag{2}$$

**Conjecture 1.** *Consider the equation* $(2)$ *over integers* $x>1$, $1<y<z$ *and* $2<n$, *then there exists a positive integer* $n_0\geq 8$ *such that* $\forall n>n_0$ *this equation has no solutions.*

**Conjecture 2.** *We consider the equation* $(1)$ *over integers* $x>1$, $1<y<z$, $1<p$, *and* $2<n$ *then there exists a positive constant* $C$ *such that the equation has no solutions whenever* $n\cdot p>C$.

Both equations ask for Lehmer means $L_p(y,z)$ with all the digits equal to $1$ in the corresponding $x-$adic expansion

$$L_p(y,z)=1+x+\ldots+x^{n-1}.$$

Wikipedia has an article for Lehmer mean, and their relationship to the harmonic mean.

Question.I would like to know if it is possible (what work can be done about it) toprove or disproveConjecture 1 and/or Conjecture 2.Many thanks.

I don't know if preveious problems are in the literature, I hope that these problems have a good mathematical content and are interesting for you. I'm asking about what work can be done about the Conjecture 1 or well about the Conjecture 2. Finally I add two solutions from the following examples.

**Example 1.** One has that $(x,y,z;n,p)=(16,225,300;3,3)$ solves $(1)$ because $$\frac{225^3+300^3}{225^2+300^2}=272=1+1\cdot 16+1\cdot 16^2.$$

**Example 2.** Similarly $(x,y,z;n)=(11,91,247;3)$ solves $(2)$ because $$\frac{2}{\frac{1}{91}+\frac{1}{247}}=133=1+1\cdot 11+1\cdot 11^2.$$