- Jun 1, 2002Is there a conjecture that states that every even number can be expressed

as the sum of powers of 2 ?

42 = 32 + 8 + 2

Powers of 2 that weren't used to get to 42..

4,16

The next power of 2 over 42 is 64. If we go 64 - 16 -4 we should

get 44 ( we always end up with the number +2)

134 = 2+4+128

powers that weren't used...

136 = 256 - (16+32+64+8)

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