# On Multiplicative Sidon Sets

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Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Sep 20, 2012
Submission Date
Jul 06, 2011
Source
arXiv
Fix integers $b>a\geq1$ with $g:=\gcd(a,b)$. A set $S\subseteq\mathbb{N}$ is \emph{$\{a,b\}$-multiplicative} if $ax\neq by$ for all $x,y\in S$. For all $n$, we determine an $\{a,b\}$-multiplicative set with maximum cardinality in $[n]$, and conclude that the maximum density of an $\{a,b\}$-multiplicative set is $\frac{b}{b+g}$. For $A, B \subseteq \mathbb{N}$, a set $S\subseteq\mathbb{N}$ is \emph{$\{A,B\}$-multiplicative} if $ax=by$ implies $a = b$ and $x = y$ for all $a\in A$ and $b\in B$, and $x,y\in S$. For $1 < a < b < c$ and $a, b, c$ coprime, we give an O(1) time algorithm to approximate the maximum density of an $\{\{a\},\{b,c\}\}$-multiplicative set to arbitrary given precision.