## Common Problems

*November 30, 2013 at 8:04 am* *
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This is pretty cool. What is the value of the following expression?

(π^{4} + π^{5})^{1/6}

This reminds me of a series of problems that I call Maximum Mileage:

- What is the maximum possible product of two positive integers whose sum is 100?
- What is the maximum possible product of two prime numbers whose sum is 100?
- A set of positive integers has a sum of 100. What is the maximum possible product of the numbers in this set?
- A set of positive numbers has a sum of 100. What is the maximum possible product of the numbers in this set?

Bonus Question: Why does the expression at the beginning of this post remind me of that series of problems?

The following sentence might be a hint:

It is fortuitous that both conundrums incur a commonality of solution.

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