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### The DM42 is not able to calculate 42.. ;-)

Posted: **Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:05 am**

by **DA74254**

Now that the "Numberphile" YT channel has revealed the answer to the life, the universe and everything:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyG8Vlw5aAw
I had to check it with my DM42. Well, it cannot calculate it's own self

### Re: The DM42 is not able to calculate 42.. ;-)

Posted: **Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:26 am**

by **Dani R.**

WP43 can calculate 42

### Re: The DM42 is not able to calculate 42.. ;-)

Posted: **Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:39 am**

by **Over_score**

Dani R. wrote: ↑Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:26 am

WP43 can calculate 42

Yes WP43S can!

But DM42 can calculate 43

12^3 + 8^3 + (-13)^3

### Re: The DM42 is not able to calculate 42.. ;-)

Posted: **Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:35 pm**

by **Dani R.**

Over_score wrote: ↑Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:39 am

But DM42 can calculate 43

12^3 + 8^3 + (-13)^3

### Re: The DM42 is not able to calculate 42.. ;-)

Posted: **Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:50 am**

by **Dani R.**

Over_score wrote: ↑Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:39 am

But DM42 can calculate 43

12^3 + 8^3 + (-13)^3

You can simplify the example for the testSuite for 43 (2^3 + 2^3 + 3^3), but I think for 41 there is no solution.

### Re: The DM42 is not able to calculate 42.. ;-)

Posted: **Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:52 am**

by **Over_score**

Dani R. wrote: ↑Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:50 am

but I think for 41 there is no solution.

It seems proven that there is no solution for 41

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sums_of_three_cubes