42 is the new 33


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42 is the only remaining (eligible) number below 100 which has not been represented as the sum of three cubes... 33 was cracked by Andrew Booker from the University of Bristol.

(8866128975287528)³ + (−8778405442862239)³ + (−2736111468807040)³ = 33

Update: solved, see The Mystery of 42 is Solved

14 March 2019 Edit: 25 September 2019

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