Math Problem

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  1. dirtypablo Brown Belt

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    Looking to find a set of integers such that the sum of any subset of the set is unique. For instance - 1,3,5 works. 1+3, 1+5, 3+5, do not equal each other or any individual number in the set. But 2,3,5 doesnt. 2+3=5.



    Anyone have any ideas on how to go about generating such a set? 2^n works, but I would like to find a set with at least 8 numbers on the same order of magnitude.
     
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    Would primes work? Barking up the wrong tree?

    Edit: primes beyond 2?
     
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    3,5,7,11,13.. 7+11=18, 13+5=18. Nope.
     
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    e=mc squared
     
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    Mmath problem
     
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    2, 3, 2*3n... where n = 1, 2, 3, ...?


    Edit: not quite right with the generator, I think. The set is

    2, 3, 6, 12, 24 etc, so each number is the sum of all previous + 1?

    Edit: duh, that's what you said, basically. Nevermind.
     
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    I remember doing this shit in 5th grade, it was like some special math assignment.... I don't remember exactly how I did it because that was in like 1998 or something, lol, and I don't think I'm gonna take even a little bit of time to try to figure it out now, but, I wish you the best and thanks for the memories :)
     
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    Ya, that set works, but grows exponentially. Ive seen a few articles on properties of similar sets, but not too much on how to generate them, aside from exponential growth models. There may not be a (known) way to generate such sets, just wondering if it was something obvious I wasnt seeing.
     
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    my thoughts exactly, what kind of magic is this
     
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    Can any of yous help me with my problem.

    What is the right answer to 5 3/4 × 3 3/4 inches.


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