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Number with n^3 , 109
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Jan 10, 2013 5:42 AM




Re: Number with n^3 , 109
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Jan 1, 2013 11:39 AM


"mina_world" <mina_world@hanmail.net> wrote in news:kbv0n8$unt$1 @news2.kornet.net:
> Hello, teacher~ > > n^3 + (n+1)^3 + (n+2)^3 = 57 + 59 + 61 + ... + 109 > > Find the "n". > >   > Answer is 8. > > http://board2.blueweb.co.kr/user/math565/data/math/n3.jpg > > This is a solution of elementary schoolchild(of course, clever) > > Can you understand it ? I need your explanation.(used formula etc) >
I would substitue k=n1 in the left side. Then when you expand and cancel, the left side is 3k^3+6k. The sum of the first M odd numbers is M^2. So the right side is 55^2  28^2 = (5528)(55+28)=27*83.
Divide both sides by 3 and factor the left to get:
k(k^2+2) = 83*9.
So k^2+2 = 83 and k=9 is the obvious solution. So n=k1=9.
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