Posted by **m** on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 6:39am.

can you answer this question:

prove that a number 10^(3n+1), where n is a positive integer, cannot be represented as the sum of two cubes of positive integers.

with out using this method at all

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We will examine the sum of cubes of two numbers, A aand B. Without losing generality, we will further assume that

A=2nX and

B=2n+kY

where

X is not divisible by 2

n is a positive integer and

k is a non-negative integer.

A3+B3

=(A+B)(A2-AB+B2)

=2n(X + 2kY) 22n(X2 - 2kXY + 22kY²)

=23n(X + 2kY) (X² - 2kXY + 22kY²)

Thus A3+B3 has a factor 23n, but not 23n+1 since X is not divisible by 2.

Since 103n+1 requires a factor of 23n+1, we conclude that it is not possible that

103n+1=A3+B3

dont use this method.........

can you please answer the question in full steps, thanks

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