J. V. Leyendekkers and A. G. Shannon

Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, ISSN 1310-5132

Volume 13, 2007, Number 2, Pages 1—9

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### Authors and affiliations

J. V. Leyendekkers

*The University of Sydney, 2006, Australia*

A. G. Shannon

*Warrane College, Kensington, NSW 1465, &
KvB Institute of Technology, North Sydney, NSW 2060, Australia
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### Abstract

An integer structure (IS) of the sum (*x*^{4} + *y*^{4}) is done using the modular ring Z_{6}. This sum generated many primes and the row structure of such primes is explored. The class functions of the composite factors of this sum are also given, and these, together with the associated row functions, illustrate why it is impossible to produce an integer to the fourth power from such sums. The overall results are consistent with those previously found with IS analysis.

### AMS Classification

- 11A41
- 11A07

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Leyendekkers, J., & Shannon, A. (2007). Integer structure analysis of primes and composites from sums of two fourth powers. Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, 13(2), 1-9.