This paper first appeared in Novi Commentarii academiae scientiarum Petropolitanae, Volume 8, pp. 64-73 and is reprinted in Opera Omnia: Series 1, Volume 2, pp.519-530. Its Eneström number is E270. Euler improves his results significantly in "On Three Square Numbers, of Which the Sum and the Sum of Products Two Apiece will be a Square" (E523).

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