## 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

### Bristol mathematician cracks Diophantine puzzle

**Tue 2 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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