#math trivia #264 solution

Answer: The square and cube are 256 = 162 and 8 = 23.

The two squares and cube are 4 = 22, 196 = 142, and 64 = 43; or 100 = 102, 100, and 64. (Or, trivially adapting the first answer, 0, 256 and 8.)

(For simplicity, I’ve assumed the cubes are positive; it would be interesting to see if allowing negative cubes — and thus potentially much larger squares — would yield further solutions.)

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