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Let $k\geq 3$ and $f_{k,3}(x)$ denote the number of integers $\leq x$ which are the sum of three nonnegative $k$th powers. Is it true that \[f_{k,3}(x) \gg x^{3/k}\] or even $\gg_\epsilon x^{3/k-\epsilon}$?
Mahler and Erdős [ErMa38] proved that $f_{k,2}(x) \gg x^{2/k}$. For $k=3$ the best known is due to Wooley [Wo15], \[f_{3,3}(x) \gg x^{0.917\cdots}.\]