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### primes of multiplicative reduction for elliptic curves with rational $\ell$-torsion

Very recently, I made an observation from scanning lists of elliptic curves on the LMFDB that leads me to the following (unproven) statement: Fix $\ell \in \{5, 7\}$. Let $E$ be an elliptic curve ...
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### How I can prove or disprove that $\frac{x}{y+z}+\frac{y}{x+z}+\frac{z}{y+x}=1$ in rational? [duplicate]

The motiviation of this question is to look if there is such solution in rational number to the identity which montioned here, I have done many attempts using wolfram alpha to find such pairs of ...
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For a given rational $c\ne-1$, I need to find a rational $x\ne20$ with a small denominator such that $(5cx+100)(5cx-64c+36)$ is a perfect square. I start with $y^2=(5cx+100)(5cx-64c+36)$ and ...
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### A generator needed for a Z/6 elliptic curve

We are searching for rank $8$ elliptic curves with the torsion subgroup $\mathbb{Z}/6$ using newly discovered families similar to Kihara's as described in A. Dujella, J.C. Peral, P. Tadić, ...
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### Hard: One more generator needed for a Z/6 elliptic curve

We are searching for rank 8 elliptic curves with the torsion subgroup $\mathbb{Z}/6$ using newly discovered families similar to Kihara's as described in A. Dujella, J.C. Peral, P. Tadić, Elliptic ...
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### Around the diophantine equation $\frac{a}{2b+3c}+\frac{b}{2c+3a}+\frac{c}{2a+3b}=\text{odd integer}$, over positive integers

I am interested to know if a similar theorem that shows this answer of the post Estimating the size of solutions of a diophantine equation (this MathOverflow, January 5th 2016) is feasible for a ...
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### Density of rational points over finite fields, an estimate of Lang-Weil constant

Let $X\hookrightarrow\mathbb P^n_{\mathbb F_q}$ be a geometrically integral hypersurface over the finite field $\mathbb F_q$ of degree $\delta$. In order to estimate the number of its rational points, ...
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### Resolved: Two more generators needed for a Z/6 elliptic curve

We are searching for the rank 8 elliptic curves with the torsion subgroup Z/6 using newly discovered families similar to Kihara's (Kihara's family is described in https://arxiv.org/pdf/1503.03667.pdf)....
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### Subfields of Hilbertian fields

This question is about the Remark on the top of page 22 of Serre's Topics in Galois Theory, available here : http://www.ms.uky.edu/~sohum/ma561/notes/workspace/books/serre_galois_theory.pdf My ...
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### Integral points on affine varieties

Consider Siegel's theorem. It says that for a smooth affine algebraic curve $C$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ such that $g(C)>0$ any model $\mathcal{C}$ of $C$ over $\mathbb{Z}$ has finitely many $\mathbb{Z}$-...
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### Breaking a morphism with generic fiber $\mathbb{F}_n$

Assume we are working over $\mathbb{C}$, and we have a projective morphism with connected fibers $f: X \rightarrow Z$ whose geometric generic fiber $X_\overline{\eta}$ is isomorphic to a Hirzebruch ...
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### Does there exist a rational point on the elliptic curve: $y^2=x^3+6x^2+x$ ? If yes, how to find one? (relations to the 'rational distance problem') [closed]

The elliptic curve $y^2=x^3+6x^2+x$ is associated with the Rational Distance problem, which asks whether there exists a point in the plane, that is at rational distances from the four vertices of the ...
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### Rational points on open subsets of affine space [closed]

Let $k$ be an infinite field. Assume that the index of the algebraic closure $\bar{k}$ over $k$ is strictly greater than $2$. Let $U$ be a non-empty open subset of some affine space over $k$. Is it ...
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### Levi decompositions of k-rational points of linear algebraic groups

Let $k$ be a field with characteristic zero and $G$ be a (connected or not) linear algebraic group defined over $k$. We know that $G$ has a Levi decomposition i.e., $G=R_u(G)\rtimes L$, where $R_u(G)$ ...
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### Galois Representations and Rational Points

Suppose $X$ and $Y$ are two connected smooth projective varieties over $\mathbb{Q}$ (of the same dimension) that have the same $\ell$-adic Galois representations (up to semisimplification). What is ...
Let $K/F$ be a field extension, and let $X$ and $Y$ be affine varieties over $F$. (E.g. they are defined by polynomials over $F$.) Suppose $X$ contains $F$-points. Now view $X$ and $Y$ as $K$-...