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    Why is it that 53+63, which is 341, is almost but not quite 73, which is 343?

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    The tired number theory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    Why is it that 53+63, which is 341, is almost but not quite 73, which is 343?
    Fermat's Last Theorem: No integer exponent greater than 2 satisfies an equation of that form.

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    Yes, but why is it so close? That just seems cruel.

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    I mean, 53+63=72.99699473797119453+ seems unnecessarily sloppy.

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    And then there's 93+103=123.000232820142+. That's even closer.

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    Why is it that... SpaceX is calling a spacecraft that can just reach low orbit a Starship?

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    Why is it that... the atmosphere didn't turn to gold when King Midas got his super power?

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    Why is it that...not all the Norse gods have magic weapons?

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