For years, mathematicians have worked to demonstrate that *x*^{3}+*y*^{3}+*z*^{3} = *k*, where *k* is defined as the numbers from 1 to 100. This theory is true in all cases except for an unproven exception: 42.

By 2016 and over a million hours of computation later, researchers of the UK’s Advanced Computing Research Center had its solution for 42.

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