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Tag Archives: number theory
A new tricubic sum for three!
Here’s a nice Numberphile interview with Andrew Booker about the new discovery. They also talk about Hilbert’s tenth problem, undecidability, the reasons for doing computer searches like this, the role of science communication (such as Numberphile) in spurring discovery, and … Continue reading
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Tagged cubes, multiple, number theory, representation, sum
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Sums of cubes: multiple representations
I’m continuing a short series of posts on representing numbers as a sum of three cubes; previous posts are 33 is the sum of three cubes and More sums of three cubes. We now know that every number less than … Continue reading
More sums of three cubes
About six months ago I wrote about the recent discovery that 33 can be written as the sum of three cubes. At that time, the only remaining number less than 100 whose status was still unknown was 42. And just … Continue reading
33 is the sum of three cubes
I’m a bit late to the party, but I find this fascinating: we now know (thanks to a discovery of Andrew R. Booker) that the number 33 can be written as the sum of three cubes. This may sound unremarkable, … Continue reading
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Tagged cubes, number theory, sum
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