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#1 2009-08-23 16:14:16

MathsIsFun
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Difference of Two Cubes

A (rather too short) page on the Difference of Two Cubes


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#2 2009-08-23 22:13:48

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Re: Difference of Two Cubes

Hi MathsisFun;

It does some nifty expansions like:

calling a= 5x and b =2

So numbers like 15617 which equal 25^3 - 2^3 can be factored  but not always into primes.

15617 = (23)(679)


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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