The conjecture due to Pollock (1850) that every number is the sum of at most five tetrahedral numbers (Dickson 2005, p. 23;
incorrectly described as "pyramidal numbers" and incorrectly dated to 1928
in Skiena 1997, p. 43). The conjecture is almost certainly true, but has not
yet been proven.

The numbers that are not the sum of tetrahedral numbers
are given by the sequence 17, 27, 33, 52, 73, ..., (OEIS A000797)
of 241 terms, with
being almost certainly the last such number.

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Are Constant. With a New Theorem Proposed, Applicable to All the Orders." Abs.
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H. E. and Levine, N. "Table of Integers Not Exceeding 1000000 that are
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Algorithm Design Manual. New York: Springer-Verlag, pp. 43-45, 1997.Sloane,
N. J. A. Sequence A000797/M5033
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