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Re: [PrimeNumbers] Conjecture Question.

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  • Ben Newsam
    In message , Markus Frind writes ... Well, yes. If you used bit 0 as well, you
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 1, 2002
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      In message <5.0.0.25.2.20020531235709.033ebba0@...>, Markus
      Frind <flames@...> writes
      >Is 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)

      Well, yes. If you used bit 0 as well, you would find that two's
      complement arithmetic worked properly without being out by two.
      --
      Ben
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