Show that any integer that is not a power of 2 can be written as the sum of consecutive integers.
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Originally Posted by perash Show that any integer that is not a power of 2 can be written as the sum of consecutive integers. The sum of two consecutive integers is always odd. Therefore ....... Edit: This is not wrong, but I just realised it doesn't answer the question. See TPH below.
Last edited by mr fantastic; Feb 26th 2008 at 12:08 PM.
Originally Posted by perash Show that any integer that is not a power of 2 can be written as the sum of consecutive integers. We can show more than that. I remember you asked that before. Read This.