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The Silver Cubes

There is no limit to the number of different dimensions that will give two cubes whose sum shall be exactly seventeen cubic inches. Here is the answer in the smallest possible numbers. 

One of the silver cubes must measure 2-23278/40831 inches along each edge, and the other must measure 11663/40831 inch. 

If the reader likes to undertake the task of cubing each number (that is, multiply each number twice by itself), he will find that when added together the contents exactly equal seventeen cubic inches.






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