The number is defined to be the first integer such that it and every subsequent integer can be written as the sum of the -th powers of or more distinct positive integers. For example, it is known that , and thus the last number that cannot be written as the sum of one or more distinct squares is 128. We give a proof of a theorem that states if certain conditions are met, a number can be verified to be . We then use that theorem to find for and for .
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