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    Show that any integer that is not a power of 2 can be written as the
    sum of consecutive integers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perash View Post
    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; February 26th 2008 at 12:08 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perash View Post
    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.
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