# Generalized taxicab number

In mathematics, the generalized taxicab number Taxicab(k, j, n) is the smallest number which can be expressed as the sum of j kth positive powers in n different ways. For k = 3 and j = 2, they coincide with taxicab numbers.

${\displaystyle \mathrm {Taxicab} (1,2,2)=4=1+3=2+2.}$
${\displaystyle \mathrm {Taxicab} (2,2,2)=50=1^{2}+7^{2}=5^{2}+5^{2}.}$
${\displaystyle \mathrm {Taxicab} (3,2,2)=1729=1^{3}+12^{3}=9^{3}+10^{3}}$ - famously stated by Ramanujan.
 Unsolved problem in mathematics: Does there exist any number that can be expressed as a sum of two positive fifth powers in at least two different ways, i.e., ${\displaystyle a^{5}+b^{5}=c^{5}+d^{5}}$ ?(more unsolved problems in mathematics)

Euler showed that

${\displaystyle \mathrm {Taxicab} (4,2,2)=635318657=59^{4}+158^{4}=133^{4}+134^{4}.}$

However, Taxicab(5, 2, n) is not known for any n 2; no positive integer is known which can be written as the sum of two fifth powers in more than one way.[1]