Using computers to crack open centuries-old mathematical puzzles

Number theory is the purest of mathematics, although often said to have no uses. Of course, if you are a computer scientist you know better. The news is that we now know that a 64-year search for three integers that cubed add up to 33 has been solved. That just leaves 42. Read more...

Using computers to crack open centuries-old mathematical puzzles

In mathematics, no researcher works in true isolation. Even those who work alone use the theorems and methods of their colleagues and predecessors to develop new ideas.

Wed 3 Apr 19 from Phys.org

A Mathematician Just Solved a Deceptively Simple Puzzle That Has Boggled Minds for 64 Years

Can you add three cubed numbers and get 33? A mathematician just did, and it took only a few quadrillion attempts.

Tue 2 Apr 19 from Livescience

Not 42 But 33 - The Sum Of Three Cubes

Number theory is the purest of mathematics, although often said to have no uses. Of course, if you are a computer scientist you know better. The news is that we now know that a 64-year search ...

Sun 31 Mar 19 from iProgrammer

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