I asked the question How does one attack a divisibility problem like $(a+b)^2 \mid (2a^3+6a^2b+1)$?. I received some excellent comments, one of which has, I believe, given me the idea(s) I need to proceed.

Now I would like to add a bounty on finding solutions, or bounds on solutions, to the divisibility condition in the title. (I currently know of only two.)

Should I add the bounty to the original question (even though the bounty is not specifically for answering it)? Or should I start a new thread — specifically titled so that it's clear that I'm looking for numerical solutions — and eventually attach the bounty there?

Thanks, Kieren.


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The second option. You should not change the question in a major way, especially when you have answers. This is true even for old questions, like this one.

If you want to ask a new (related) question, then you should ask it in a new post and link back to the original.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks! I will do that. Best, Kieren. $\endgroup$ May 14, 2014 at 0:55

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