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Extensions of a Sum-of-Squares Problem

by Kelly Jackson (Glassboro State College), Francis Masat (Glassboro State College), and Robert Michell (Glassboro State College)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
February, 1993

Subject classification(s): Numbers and Computation | Patterns and Sequences | Number Patterns
Applicable Course(s): 4.3 Number Theory

All but finite numbers of integers can be written as a sum of \(N\) squares, where \(N\) is between 5 and 156.

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Number Theory | Numbers With Special Forms or Properties, Sums of Powers
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