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Topic: Goldbach conjecture
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 Gerry Myerson Posts: 192 Registered: 12/8/04
Re: Goldbach conjecture
Posted: Nov 7, 1997 5:06 PM

In article <01bcebc2\$464d8700\$4773400c@aspen>, "Don"
<donsr1@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

=> I seem to recall that all pos integers are expressed by at most a sum of
=> four squares,
=> If so, Why is such possible with the same small counting function for
=> squares ?

Because that's 4 squares & not 2. As you have square-root-of-N squares
below N, you have (on the order of) N-squared ways of getting four squares
that add up to something below N, which is overkill.

Gerry Myerson (gerry@mpce.mq.edu.au)

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