# Difference between revisions of "2006 USAMO Problems/Problem 5"

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− | A mathematical frog jumps along the number line. The frog starts at 1, and jumps according to the following rule: if the frog is at integer <math> | + | A mathematical frog jumps along the number line. The frog starts at 1, and jumps according to the following rule: if the frog is at integer <math>n </math>, then it can jump either to <math>n+1 </math> or to <math>n+2^{m_n+1}</math> where <math>2^{m_n}</math> is the largest power of 2 that is a factor of <math>n </math>. Show that if <math>k\ge 2</math> is a positive integer and <math>i </math> is a nonnegative integer, then the minimum number of jumps needed to reach <math>2^i k </math> is greater than the minimum number of jumps needed to reach <math>2^i </math>. |

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[[Category:Olympiad Number Theory Problems]] | [[Category:Olympiad Number Theory Problems]] | ||

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## Revision as of 13:41, 4 July 2013

## Problem

A mathematical frog jumps along the number line. The frog starts at 1, and jumps according to the following rule: if the frog is at integer , then it can jump either to or to where is the largest power of 2 that is a factor of . Show that if is a positive integer and is a nonnegative integer, then the minimum number of jumps needed to reach is greater than the minimum number of jumps needed to reach .

## Solution

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## See Also

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