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More than 3 cubes (Posted on 2017-11-04) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Prove the following statement:

There is an infinite number of integer pairs (n,n+1) such that each of the integers cannot be represented by a sum of 3 integer cubes.

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This is fairly easy to solve.  Cubes mod 9 are congruent to 0, 1, or 8.  There is no way to choose with repeats three of those congruences to add up to a number congruent to 4 or 5 mod 9.  So all integer pairs (9x+4,9x+5) require at least four cubes.

It turns out we had this before with 3 cubes? - not always.
  Posted by Brian Smith on 2017-11-04 09:26:04
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