## Writing 1/2 as a sum of inverse squares

### Problem 152

Published on Friday, 27th April 2007, 02:00 pm; Solved by 1486There are several ways to write the number 1/2 as a sum of inverse squares using *distinct* integers.

For instance, the numbers {2,3,4,5,7,12,15,20,28,35} can be used:

In fact, only using integers between 2 and 45 inclusive, there are exactly three ways to do it, the remaining two being: {2,3,4,6,7,9,10,20,28,35,36,45} and {2,3,4,6,7,9,12,15,28,30,35,36,45}.

How many ways are there to write the number 1/2 as a sum of inverse squares using distinct integers between 2 and 80 inclusive?