Provided by: mathomatic-primes_16.0.5-1_amd64

**NAME**

matho-sumsq - Find the minimum sum of the squares for integers

**SYNOPSIS**

matho-sumsq[numbers]

**DESCRIPTION**

This command-line utility is optionally part of themathomatic(1) package. It finds the minimum number of positive integers that when squared and added together, equal the given number. There is a proof that no more than 4 squares summed together are required to represent any positive integer. The command-line may contain positive integers to find the minimum squares of, they must be less than 2147483648 (2^31) on 32-bit systems or less than 9223372036854775808 (2^63) on 64-bit systems. If "+" is appended to the given number, the program counts up from the given number. If the minimum number of squares is 2, this program displays all possible combinations with 2 squares for the given number, otherwise it just displays the first combination it finds. If no command-line arguments are given, the programs reads the numbers from standard input.

**AUTHOR**

George Gesslein II (gesslein@mathomatic.org) at "http://www.mathomatic.org".

**REPORTING** **BUGS**

If you find a bug, please report it to the author or at "https://launchpad.net/mathomatic".

**SEE** **ALSO**

mathomatic(1),matho-pascal(1),matho-primes(1)