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On binary palindromes of the form 10n±1
Comptes Rendus. Mathématique, Volume 346 (2008) no. 9-10, pp. 487-489.

In this Note, we find all positive integers n such that 10n±1 is a binary palindome. Our proof uses lower bounds for linear forms in logarithms of rational numbers.

Dans cette Note, nous trouvons tous les entiers positifs n tels que 10n±1 soit un palindrome binaire. Notre démontration utilise les minorations de formes linéaires en logarithmes de nombres rationnels.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crma.2008.03.015
Florian Luca 1; Alain Togbé 2

1 Instituto de Matemáticas UNAM, Campus Morelia Apartado Postal 27-3 (Xangari), C.P. 58089, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
2 Mathematics Department, Purdue University North Central, 1401 S, U.S. 421, Westville, IN 46391, USA
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Florian Luca; Alain Togbé. On binary palindromes of the form $ {10}^{n}\pm 1$. Comptes Rendus. Mathématique, Volume 346 (2008) no. 9-10, pp. 487-489. doi : 10.1016/j.crma.2008.03.015.

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Work by the first author was done in the Summer of 2007 when he visited the School of Mathematics of the Tata Institute in Mumbai, India. He thanks the host institution for its hospitality and the Third World Academy of Sciences for support. The second author was partially supported by Purdue University North Central.

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