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Square challenge (Posted on 2004-01-20) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Find the smallest number that can be expressed as the sum of two (nonzero) perfect squares in two different ways.

And what if the two perfect squares must be nonzero, positive, and different?

See The Solution Submitted by SilverKnight    
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re: A hardy perennial | Comment 4 of 16 |
(In reply to A hardy perennial by Penny)

Actually, according to Hardy's "Ramanujan" where the anecdote is related, Ramanujan said "it is a very interesting number, it is the smallest number expressible as a sum of two cubes in two different ways." Perhaps, as usual, you are having a bit of fun with old SK? I always enjoy your humor.
  Posted by Richard on 2004-01-20 15:19:23

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