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?
For most puzzles, in addition to sudden intuition, internet searches and software programs, there is a fourth and much more gratifying method of solution: work it out by methodical logic. I can honestly say that that was how I solved "Word Ladder Construction", "Mix and Match" "Sequence Fill In", "A Timely Manner", "Conversing Club" and "Shakespeare's Numbers". On another website, I wrote a movie review that solved the riddles of the enigmatic 2003 film "Swimming Pool" - I am particularly happy about that feat, since not a few professional movie reviewers were stumped by it.
Edited on January 20, 2004, 5:07 pm
Posted by Penny
on 2004-01-20 15:55:07