Call a point of $\mathbb{R}^d$ *rational* if all its $d$ coordinates are rational numbers.

Q1. Are the rational points dense on the unit sphere $S :\; x_1^2 +\cdots+ x_d^2 = 1$, i.e. does $S$ contain a dense set of rational points?

This is certainly true for $d=2$, rational points on the unit circle.

Q2. If (as I suspect) the answer to Q1 isYes, is there a sense in which the rational coordinates are becoming arithmetically more complicated with larger $d$, say in terms of theirheight?

If $x= a/b$ is a rational number in lowest terms (i.e. gcd$(a,b)=1$), then the height of $x$ is $\max \lbrace |a|,|b| \rbrace$.

This is far from my expertise. No doubt this is known, in which case a pointer would suffice. Thanks!

(Added,

*22Mar13*). I just found this reference.

Klee, Victor, and Stan Wagon.

Old and new unsolved problems in plane geometry and number theory. No. 11. Mathematical Association of America, 1996. p.135.

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