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Find Cube Pairs | Set 2 (A n^(1/3) Solution)
  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 16 Apr, 2021

Given a number n, find two pairs that can represent the number as sum of two cubes. In other words, find two pairs (a, b) and (c, d) such that given number n can be expressed as 
 

n = a^3 + b^3 = c^3 + d^3

where a, b, c and d are four distinct numbers.
Examples: 
 

Input: n = 1729
Output: (1, 12) and (9, 10)
Explanation: 
1729 = 1^3 + 12^3 = 9^3 + 10^3

Input: n = 4104
Output: (2, 16) and (9, 15)
Explanation: 
4104 = 2^3 + 16^3 = 9^3 + 15^3

Input: n = 13832
Output: (2, 24) and (18, 20)
Explanation: 
13832 = 2^3 + 24^3 = 18^3 + 20^3

 

We have discussed a O(n2/3) solution in below set 1.
Find Cube Pairs | Set 1 (A n^(2/3) Solution)
In this post, a O(n1/3) solution is discussed.
Any number n that satisfies the constraint will have two distinct pairs (a, b) and (c, d) such that a, b, c and d are all less than n1/3. The idea is to create an auxiliary array of size n1/3. Each index i in the array will store value equal to cube of that index i.e. arr[i] = i^3. Now the problem reduces to finding pair of elements in an sorted array whose sum is equal to given number n. The problem is discussed in detail here.
Below is the implementation of above idea : 
 

C++




// C++ program to find pairs that can represent
// the given number as sum of two cubes
#include <iostream>
#include <cmath>
using namespace std;
 
// Function to find pairs that can represent
// the given number as sum of two cubes
void findPairs(int n)
{
    // find cube root of n
    int cubeRoot = pow(n, 1.0 / 3.0);
 
    // create a array of size of size 'cubeRoot'
    int cube[cubeRoot + 1];
 
    // for index i, cube[i] will contain i^3
    for (int i = 1; i <= cubeRoot; i++)
        cube[i] = i*i*i;
 
    // Find all pairs in above sorted
    // array cube[] whose sum is equal to n
    int l = 1;
    int r = cubeRoot;
 
    while (l < r)
    {
        if (cube[l] + cube[r] < n)
            l++;
        else if(cube[l] + cube[r] > n)
            r--;
        else {
            cout << "(" << l <<  ", "  << r
                 << ")" << endl;
            l++; r--;
        }
    }
}
 
// Driver function
int main()
{
    int n = 20683;
    findPairs(n);
 
    return 0;
}

Java




// Java program to find pairs
// that can represent the given
// number as sum of two cubes
import java.io.*;
 
class GFG
{
     
// Function to find pairs
// that can represent the
// given number as sum of
// two cubes
static void findPairs(int n)
{
    // find cube root of n
    int cubeRoot = (int)Math.pow(
                             n, 1.0 / 3.0);
 
    // create a array of
    // size of size 'cubeRoot'
    int cube[] = new int[cubeRoot + 1];
 
    // for index i, cube[i]
    // will contain i^3
    for (int i = 1; i <= cubeRoot; i++)
        cube[i] = i * i * i;
 
    // Find all pairs in above
    // sorted array cube[]
    // whose sum is equal to n
    int l = 1;
    int r = cubeRoot;
 
    while (l < r)
    {
        if (cube[l] + cube[r] < n)
            l++;
        else if(cube[l] + cube[r] > n)
            r--;
        else {
            System.out.println("(" + l +
                              ", " + r +
                                  ")" );
            l++; r--;
        }
    }
}
 
// Driver Code
public static void main (String[] args)
{
int n = 20683;
findPairs(n);
}
}
 
// This code is contributed by anuj_67.

Python3




# Python3 program to find pairs that
# can represent the given number
# as sum of two cubes
import math
 
# Function to find pairs that can
# represent the given number as
# sum of two cubes
def findPairs( n):
     
    # find cube root of n
    cubeRoot = int(math.pow(n, 1.0 / 3.0));
 
    # create a array of
    # size of size 'cubeRoot'
    cube = [0] * (cubeRoot + 1);
 
    # for index i, cube[i]
    # will contain i^3
    for i in range(1, cubeRoot + 1):
        cube[i] = i * i * i;
 
    # Find all pairs in above sorted
    # array cube[] whose sum
    # is equal to n
    l = 1;
    r = cubeRoot;
 
    while (l < r):
        if (cube[l] + cube[r] < n):
            l += 1;
        elif(cube[l] + cube[r] > n):
            r -= 1;
        else:
            print("(" , l , ", " , math.floor(r),
                                  ")", end = "");
            print();
            l += 1;
            r -= 1;
 
# Driver code
n = 20683;
findPairs(n);
 
# This code is contributed by mits

C#




// C# program to find pairs
// that can represent the given
// number as sum of two cubes
using System;
 
class GFG
{
     
// Function to find pairs
// that can represent the
// given number as sum of
// two cubes
static void findPairs(int n)
{
    // find cube root of n
    int cubeRoot = (int)Math.Pow(n, 1.0 /
                                    3.0);
 
    // create a array of
    // size of size 'cubeRoot'
    int []cube = new int[cubeRoot + 1];
 
    // for index i, cube[i]
    // will contain i^3
    for (int i = 1; i <= cubeRoot; i++)
        cube[i] = i * i * i;
 
    // Find all pairs in above
    // sorted array cube[]
    // whose sum is equal to n
    int l = 1;
    int r = cubeRoot;
 
    while (l < r)
    {
        if (cube[l] + cube[r] < n)
            l++;
        else if(cube[l] + cube[r] > n)
            r--;
        else {
            Console.WriteLine("(" + l +
                              ", " + r +
                                  ")" );
            l++; r--;
        }
    }
}
 
// Driver Code
public static void Main ()
{
    int n = 20683;
    findPairs(n);
}
}
 
// This code is contributed by anuj_67.

PHP




<?php
// PHP program to find pairs
// that can represent the
// given number as sum of
// two cubes
 
// Function to find pairs
// that can represent the
// given number as sum of
// two cubes
function findPairs( $n)
{
     
    // find cube root of n
    $cubeRoot = pow($n, 1.0 / 3.0);
 
    // create a array of
    // size of size 'cubeRoot'
    $cube = array();
 
    // for index i, cube[i]
    // will contain i^3
    for ($i = 1; $i <= $cubeRoot; $i++)
        $cube[$i] = $i * $i * $i;
 
    // Find all pairs in above sorted
    // array cube[] whose sum
    // is equal to n
    $l = 1;
    $r = $cubeRoot;
 
    while ($l < $r)
    {
        if ($cube[$l] + $cube[$r] <$n)
            $l++;
        else if($cube[$l] + $cube[$r] > $n)
            $r--;
        else
        {
            echo "(" , $l , ", " , floor($r)
                , ")" ;
                echo "\n";
            $l++;$r--;
        }
    }
}
 
// Driver code
$n = 20683;
findPairs($n);
 
// This code is contributed by anuj_67.
?>

Javascript




<script>
 
// Javascript program to find pairs
// that can represent the given
// number as sum of two cubes
 
// Function to find pairs
// that can represent the
// given number as sum of
// two cubes
function findPairs(n)
{
    // find cube root of n
    var cubeRoot = parseInt(Math.pow(
                             n, 1.0 / 3.0));
 
    // create a array of
    // size of size 'cubeRoot'
    var cube = Array.from({length: cubeRoot + 1}, (_, i) => 0);
 
    // for index i, cube[i]
    // will contain i^3
    for (i = 1; i <= cubeRoot; i++)
        cube[i] = i * i * i;
 
    // Find all pairs in above
    // sorted array cube
    // whose sum is equal to n
    var l = 1;
    var r = cubeRoot;
 
    while (l < r)
    {
        if (cube[l] + cube[r] < n)
            l++;
        else if(cube[l] + cube[r] > n)
            r--;
        else {
            document.write("(" + l +
                              ", " + r +
                                  ")<br>" );
            l++; r--;
        }
    }
}
 
// Driver Code
var n = 20683;
findPairs(n);
 
 
// This code is contributed by Amit Katiyar
 
</script>

Output: 

(10, 27)
(19, 24)

Time Complexity of above solution is O(n^(1/3)).
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