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A161883 Smallest k such that n^3 = a_1^3+...+a_k^3 and all a_i are positive integers less than n. 6
8, 6, 5, 7, 3, 4, 5, 3, 5, 5, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 5, 3, 4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 5, 4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

2,1

COMMENTS

It follows from Wieferich's result g(3) = 9 that a(n) <= 10. Theorem 2 of Bertault, Ramaré, & Zimmermann can be used to show that a(n) <= 8 (check congruence classes of cubes mod 333 with one summand of 1, 8, or 27). Probably a(2), a(3), and a(5) are the only members greater than 5 in this sequence. - Charles R Greathouse IV, Jul 30 2011

LINKS

Giovanni Resta, Table of n, a(n) for n = 2..10000

F. Bertault, O. Ramaré, and P. Zimmermann, On sums of seven cubes, Mathematics of Computation 68 (1999), pp. 1303-1310.

Jean-Charles Meyrignac, Computing minimal equal sums of like powers

Manfred Scheucher, Sage Script

Eric W. Weisstein, Diophantine Equation 3rd Powers

Eric W. Weisstein, Waring's Problem

PROG

(PARI) A161883(n, verbose=0, m=3)={N=n^m; for(k=3, 99, forvec(v=vector(k-1, i, [1, n\sqrtn(k+1-i, m)]), ispower(N-sum(i=1, k-1, v[i]^m), m, &K)&&K>0&&!if(verbose, print1("/*"n" "v"*/"))&&return(k), 1))} \\ M. F. Hasler, Dec 17 2014

CROSSREFS

Cf. A161882, A161884, A161885.

Sequence in context: A202258 A021540 A100199 * A248618 A197329 A046266

Adjacent sequences:  A161880 A161881 A161882 * A161884 A161885 A161886

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

Dmitry Kamenetsky, Jun 21 2009

EXTENSIONS

More terms from M. F. Hasler, Dec 17 2014

STATUS

approved

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