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Find all integers $n$ for which $\frac{n^2+n+1}{n-1}$ is an integer.

michaelcai  Jan 23, 2018
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The answer is -2, 0, 2 and four. 

n^2+n+1 is equal to (n-1)(n+2)+3.

 

dividing this by n-1 gives n+1-3/n-1. from there, we find all integers where 3/n-1 is an integer, thus we get n=-2, 0, 2, and 4

michaelcai  Jan 23, 2018

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