Saturday, July 14

Digit sums of powers of integers


Cliff Pickover's Thursday twitter "shiver" explained: "666 is equal to the sum of the digits of its 47th power." That is really only half the story. 666 is also equal to the sum of the digits of its 51st power. I've created a cheat sheet to easily find exponent solutions for integers up to 20034 (note that not all integers have a solution). With it (and nothing else) you can solve this problem:

The sum of the digits of n^911 is n. What is the sum of the digits of n^913?

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