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Cracking the problem with 33

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Original languageEnglish
Article number26
Number of pages6
JournalResearch in Number Theory
Issue number3
Early online date19 Jul 2019
DateAccepted/In press - 22 Jun 2019
DateE-pub ahead of print - 19 Jul 2019
DatePublished (current) - 1 Sep 2019


Inspired by the Numberphile video “The uncracked problem with 33” by Browning and Brady Haran (, we investigate solutions to x3+ y3+ z3= k for a few small values of k. We find the first known solutions for k= 33 and k= 795.

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  • Diophantine equations, Hasse principle, Sums of three cubes

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