There are such representations for $n=1,2$. However, by the Wikipedia article, it seems that there are no known parametric (polynomial) representations $P,Q,R$ such that $(P(m))^3+(Q(m))^3+(R(m))^3=3$.

Is there any $n \in \mathbb N$ (other than those trivially excluded with conguence conditions) for which it is known that there do not exist three polynomials $A,B,C$ with integer coefficients such that $(A(d))^3+(B(d))^3+(C(d))^3=n$. And are there some general conjectures about non-representability of some natural numbers? Do some heuristics suggest that it is rare to have such a representation, as we have for $n=1,2$?


Above equation shown below:


There is a parametric solution for rational values of

$(x,y,z)$ and $(n= 3)$ given by Seji Tomita & is shown below.





For, $(a,b)=(1,2)$ we have,

$(x,y,z)=(31/10,-95/10, 94/10)$

The link to his site is given below. Click on

"Computational number theory" & select article #104.


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    $\begingroup$ This is a parameterization by rational functions in $a$ and $b$, but the question asks for polynomials (with integral coefficients). $\endgroup$ – Michael Stoll Jun 16 '19 at 8:55

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