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The Fifth Taxicab Number is 48988659276962496

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Author:David W. Wilson
Description: An article on the search for the smallest integer that can be expressed as a sum of two positive cubes in 5 distinct ways, up to order of summands. The nth taxicab number is the least number which can be expressed as a sum of two positive cubes in n distinct ways, up to order of summands. A brief history of taxicab numbers is given, along with a description of the computer search used by the author to find the 5th taxicab number, 48988659276962496. Additional results from the search are summarized. From the Journal of Integer Sequences.

Levels: College, Research
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Number Theory

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