Sum of Three Cubes

It was recently determined that (-80538738812075974)^3 + (80435758145817515)^3 + (12602123297335631)^3 exactly equals 42.

How cool is that?

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life, the universe, and everything… pretty cool

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There are so many numbers in that equation. :laughing:

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Sorry, what was the question?

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@Box: The part with the question mark :wink:

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Well @Cotty, 42 is pretty darn hot if you are European or Australian but nasty cold if you are English or American. But I’m pretty sure that really isn’t the question. I’m at a pub on the beach just now so I’ll go and check what the local dolphins think.

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@Box why is it cold for english or american?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#Answer_to_the_Ultimate_Question_of_Life,_the_Universe,and_Everything(42)

Cheers
Torsten

The mice say: Multiply with 9, divide by 5, then add 42 and subtract 10…

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Why do all the calculations return my street number?

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I think he meant to say 42 degrees C for Europeans in hot and 42 degrees F for Americans in way too cold… I think :slight_smile:

Everything should just be -40 degrees and we wouldn’t have to bother with conversions.

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