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Let F be a non-zero polynomial with integer coefficients in N variables of degree M. We prove the existence of an integral point of small height at which F does not vanish. Our basic bound depends on N and M only. We separately investigate the case when F is decomposable into a product of linear forms, and provide a more sophisticated bound. We also relate this problem to a certain extension of Siegel’s Lemma as well as to Faltings’ version of it. Finally we exhibit an application of our results to a discrete version of the Tarski plank problem.


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