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Monthly Archives: April 2008
Monday Math Madness!
Quan, Daniel, and Sol, from blinkdagger and Wild About Math!, have teamed up to create a fun math contest, Monday Math Madness. Every other week, they post a math problem; after one week, a winner is randomly selected from among … Continue reading
Posted in challenges, links, number theory
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Challenge #12 solution, part III
And now for the solution to problem #3 from Challenge #12, which asked: how many ways are there to write a positive integer n as a sum of powers of two, with no restrictions on how many powers of two … Continue reading
Challenge #12 solution, part I
I’ll begin by providing an answer to the first of the three questions I posed in a previous post.
Challenge #12: sums of powers of two
A few interesting problems for you to think about: Given a positive integer n, in how many ways can n be written as a sum of powers of two, when each power is allowed to occur at most once? For … Continue reading
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Tagged counting, partitions, powers of two, sums
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