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

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

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

Esben

DM42 SN: 00245

DM42 SN: 00245

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

Yes WP43S can!

But DM42 can calculate 43 12^3 + 8^3 + (-13)^3

DM42 SN00284 running free42 &

**SN03835 running WP43S**, DM15L, HP41CV, HP42S, HP35s, WP34S, HP Prime### Re: The DM42 is not able to calculate 42.. ;-)

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.

DM42 SN:00032

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

DM42 SN00284 running free42 &

**SN03835 running WP43S**, DM15L, HP41CV, HP42S, HP35s, WP34S, HP Prime### Re: The DM42 is not able to calculate 42.. ;-)

WP43* does also work the new non-trivial solution for 3 as well...

https://www.newscientist.com/article/22 ... z60nLxjc2X

WP43C shown:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/22 ... z60nLxjc2X

WP43C shown:

Jaco Mostert

Elec Eng, South Africa

Elec Eng, South Africa

**C43 (WP34C) on DM42 sn. 03818 & 06199**for complex math, HP42S; HP32Sii, WP34S&C, HP28C, HP35s, EL-506P, EL-W506, PB700; owned FX702P & 11C; used HP67 & HP85; iOS:**42s Byron**, Free42, WP31S/34S, HCalc.### Re: The DM42 is not able to calculate 42.. ;-)

It's probably possible to calculate this on the dm42 you'd just have to write an arbitrary precision program, then calculate it.

Assuming the problem is related to precision.

Assuming the problem is related to precision.

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

Yes, it is related to precision. WP43S allows for integers with 1000 digits.

DM42 SN: 00041 β

HP-35, HP-45, ..., HP-35S, WP 34S, WP 31S, DM16L

**WP 43S running**on this deviceHP-35, HP-45, ..., HP-35S, WP 34S, WP 31S, DM16L

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

Jaymos,Jaymos wrote: ↑Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:30 amWP43* does also work the new non-trivial solution for 3 as well...

https://www.newscientist.com/article/22 ... z60nLxjc2X

WP43C shown:

How can we transform a DM42 in a WP43 ?

HP33E, HP34C, HP41C, HP16C, HP28S, HP42S, HP48S, HP12C, HP35S, DM42, DM41L, DM15L, DM41X (SN#15) and HP3000 @ work during 18 yrs as IT Mgr