Looking for answers in infinite space is hard. High school math can help narrow your search.

Ajit Pai
97d ago

3 can be expressed as the sum of 3 cubes. For instance, 3 = 1³ + 1³ + 1³ and 3 = 4³ + 4³ + (-5)³. And as I’m sure you know, it was recently discovered that 3 = 569,936,821,221,962,380,720³ + (−569,936,821,113,563,493,509)³ + (−472,715,493,453,327,032)³.

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Why is it so hard to find three cubes that add up to simple numbers like 33 and 42? @MrHonner
explains to teachers and students how mathematicians go about finding limited choices within an infinite search space: quantamagazine.org/why-the-sum-of… via @QuantaMagazine

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