Got Homework?
Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
Pierre de Fermat, a 17th century French lawyer, stated that any whole number can be written as the sum of four or less square numbers. For Example .
15 = 3(squared) + 2(squared) + 1(squared) + 1(squared)
 one year ago
 one year ago
Pierre de Fermat, a 17th century French lawyer, stated that any whole number can be written as the sum of four or less square numbers. For Example . 15 = 3(squared) + 2(squared) + 1(squared) + 1(squared)
 one year ago
 one year ago

This Question is Closed

rctnk99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It's a nice theorem, but what is the question?
 one year ago

CassiusDelaneyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh sorry u have to make 95
 one year ago

rctnk99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Make 95 out of sums of squares?
 one year ago

rctnk99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Ok, so what the largest perfect square less than 95?
 one year ago

CassiusDelaneyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ummmmmmmmmmm...
 one year ago

rctnk99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
10^2 is 100. What's 9^2?
 one year ago

rctnk99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Then the largest perfect square that won't add up to over 95?
 one year ago

CassiusDelaneyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so 9^2 + 4^2 + 1^2 is the answer?
 one year ago

rctnk99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Close. 4^2 is 16. 81+16+1 is 98. So you have to use 3^2.
 one year ago

rctnk99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Ok, 9^2 is 81, right? You can't use 4^2 since 81+16 is greater than 95. So 81+3^2 is 90. Now you have 5 left. How can you make 5 out of sums of squares?
 one year ago

rctnk99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So your answer is 9^2+3^2+2^2+1^2.
 one year ago

CassiusDelaneyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh thank you mate :)
 one year ago
See more questions >>>
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.