Let a and b be nonzero rational numbers. We show that there are an infinite number of essentially different, irreducible, solvable, quintic trinomials X5 + aX + b. On the other hand, we show that there are only five essentially different, irreducible, solvable, quintic trinomials X5 + aX2 + b, namely, X5 + 5X2 + 3, X5 + 5X2 − 15, X5 + 25X2 + 300, X5 + 100X2 + 1000, and X5 + 250X2 + 625.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1216/rmjm/1181072083
Journal Journal of Differential Geometry
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Spearman, B.K. (Blair K.), & Williams, K.S. (1996). On solvable quintics X5 + aX + b and X5 + aX2 + b. Journal of Differential Geometry, 26(2), 753–772. doi:10.1216/rmjm/1181072083