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 Diony’sos. Dioscu’ri.
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 E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 Diophan’tine Anal’ysis. Finding commensurate values of squares, cubes, triangles, etc.; or the sum of a given number of squares which is itself a square; or a certain number of squares, etc., which are in arithmetical progression. The following examples will give some idea of the theory: 1 1. To find two whole numbers, the sum of whose squares is a square; 2 2. To find three square numbers which are in arithmetical progression; 3 3. To find a number from which two given squares being severally subtracted, each of the remainders is a square. 4 Diophantus was an Alexandrian Greek (5th cent. A.D.) 5

 Diony’sos. Dioscu’ri.

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