This paper will sketch brief outlines of Edward Waring’s life and the history behind the eventual solution to his famous conjecture about expressing positive integers as the sum of kth powers. In addition, it will present some of the related questions currently being studied, such as expressing sufficiently large integers as sums of powers, sums of powers of primes, and sums of unlike powers.
Beasley, Brian D., "Where, Oh Waring? The Classic Problem and its Extensions" (2011). ACMS Conference Proceedings 2011. 6.
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