way to calculate 2**1000 without expanding it?

Arnaud Delobelle arnodel at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 22:00:24 CEST 2011


On 16 September 2011 20:21, zombie <thatiparthysreenivas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
>         i am writing a program to sum up the digits of a number 2**1000?
> Is there a way/formula to do it without expanding it?
>
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In base 2, the answer is 1 :)

Hopefully-helpfully-but-not-so-sure'ly yours,

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Arnaud



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