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 A085304 Least number of 4th powers required to represent n!. 0
 1, 1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 15, 15, 9, 10, 15, 6, 12, 12 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 0,3 LINKS Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Biquadratic Number FORMULA "Shortest" solutions to n!=Sum[x(j)^4], j=1, .., m[n] with minimal value of m[n]: a(n)=Min{m[n]}. Per analogiam A084355. EXAMPLE n=6: 6!=720=625+81+14,length-of-solution=16>=a(6) but 6!=720=2.256+13.16 seems shortest solution a(6)=15 after, see also A046046 n=7: 7!=5040=3.1296+4.256+8.16 so a(7)<=15 (uncertain); n=8: a(8)<=9 because 8!=4.10000+1.256+4.16. CROSSREFS Cf. A000142, A084355, A060387, A003336-A003346, A046046, A046044-A046050. Sequence in context: A276936 A276937 A243373 * A015843 A109600 A071814 Adjacent sequences:  A085301 A085302 A085303 * A085305 A085306 A085307 KEYWORD more,nonn AUTHOR Labos Elemer, Jun 30 2003 EXTENSIONS a(7)-a(11) from John W. Layman, Aug 13 2004 a(12) from Sean A. Irvine, Feb 11 2010 a(13) from Sean A. Irvine, Feb 15 2010 STATUS approved

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