Sum of Three Cubes for 42 Finally Solved!
A team led by the University of Bristol and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has solved the final piece of the famous 65-year-old maths puzzle with an answer for the most elusive number of all – 42.
The mathematical content is easy to state: Can we find integers x,y,z such that
x3 + y3 + z3 = 42 ?
Professor Andrew Booker (University of Bristol) turned to MIT and collaboration PI Andrew Sutherland to help solve the problem.