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Mathematics of Computation

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Every positive integer is a sum of three palindromes
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by Javier Cilleruelo, Florian Luca and Lewis Baxter PDF
Math. Comp. 87 (2018), 3023-3055 Request permission


For integer $g\ge 5$, we prove that any positive integer can be written as a sum of three palindromes in base $g$.
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  • Javier Cilleruelo
  • Affiliation: Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (CSIC-UAM-UC3M-UCM) and Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 28049, Madrid, España
  • MR Author ID: 292544
  • Florian Luca
  • Affiliation: School of Mathematics, University of the Witwatersrand Private Bag X3, Wits 2050, South Africa
  • MR Author ID: 630217
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  • Lewis Baxter
  • Affiliation: School of Applied Computing, Sheridan College, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 2L1, Canada
  • MR Author ID: 410370
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  • Received by editor(s): March 2, 2016
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: September 27, 2016, and June 9, 2017
  • Published electronically: August 15, 2017
  • Additional Notes: The first author was supported by MINECO project MTM2014-56350-P and by ICMAT Severo Ochoa project SEV-2015-0554 (MINECO). The second author was supported in part by a start-up grant from Wits University and by an NRF A-rated researcher grant.
  • © Copyright 2017 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 87 (2018), 3023-3055
  • MSC (2010): Primary 11B13, 11A63
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  • MathSciNet review: 3834696