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#1 2012-10-31 14:39:00

Johnathon bresly

Four square theorem

Hi,I learnt about the lagrange's four square theorem,now I am curious about it, how do I find then a,b,c,d for n such that,n=a^2+b^2+c^2+d^2?

#2 2012-10-31 14:57:10

From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

Re: Four square theorem


As far as I know this is a computational problem. You can get the number of solutions but to determine what they are you will need a computer.

For instance the number of solutions to


is 3744

To give you an idea of the complexity of the problem please go here;

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.


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