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Quintuples with square triplets
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Math. Comp. 64 (1995), 1755-1756 Request permission


By applying modern computing power to an 1848 formula of C. Gill, we find five positive integers, every three of which sum to a square.
    L. E. Dickson, History of the theory of numbers, Vol. 2, Chelsea, New York, 1971. C. Gill, Application of the angular analysis to the solution of indeterminate problems of the second degree, Wiley, New York, 1848.
  • Richard K. Guy, Unsolved problems in number theory, 2nd ed., Problem Books in Mathematics, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1994. Unsolved Problems in Intuitive Mathematics, I. MR 1299330, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4899-3585-4
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  • © Copyright 1995 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 64 (1995), 1755-1756
  • MSC: Primary 11E25; Secondary 11D09, 11Y55
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  • MathSciNet review: 1308462