*1729*

*1729*

August 6, 2015

The Hardy-Ramanujan number. The British mathematician G. H. Hardy told this story about the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan: "I remember once going to see him when he was ill at Putney. I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the number seemed to me rather a dull one, and that I hoped it was not an unfavorable omen. "No," he replied, "it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways." This anecdote gave this number its name.

9^3 + 10^3 = 1729

1^3 + 12^3 = 1729

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