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accepted Prove that the only numbers not expressible as a sum of consecutive positive integers takes the form $2^n$ for some $n \in \mathbb N$
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comment Prove that the only numbers not expressible as a sum of consecutive positive integers takes the form $2^n$ for some $n \in \mathbb N$
Fixed thanks @MarkBennet. Could you elaborate on why writing this odd factor as a sum of consecutive integers helps me? As in the comment below I'm having trouble seeing where this gets me.
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revised Prove that the only numbers not expressible as a sum of consecutive positive integers takes the form $2^n$ for some $n \in \mathbb N$
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comment Prove that the only numbers not expressible as a sum of consecutive positive integers takes the form $2^n$ for some $n \in \mathbb N$
Sorry, I'm not sure I understand why writing $x = (m+(m+1)) \cdot 2^\alpha$ (if $x$ has one odd factor) helps me...
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