I get bonus points if I can figure out a, b and c.

a³+b³+c³=42

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• Anonymous
2 months ago

This website lists the same equation but with different letters.

(x^3 + y^3 + z^3) = 42

X = -80538738812075974 Y = 80435758145817515 Z = 12602123297335631

from:

https://m.phys.org/news/2019-09-sum-cubes-solvedus...

If this is the answer then 100% he knows you just googled it and it was not meant for you to solve.

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• Start guessing. {I am guessing 1 or 2 of the numbers might be negative.} [You can make calculations easier by setting up an excel spreadsheet.] ## EDIT - according to the answer by ANON my idea would take forever (too get that high).

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• a³ + b³ + c³ = 42

Can't be figured out.

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• a = 0

b = 0

c = 42^(1/3)

Nothing says they have to be integers.

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