WON plate
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[ December 29, 2002 ]
Palindromic sums of powers of
(at least two) consecutive numbers

The palindromic year is almost at his end.
I hope you all enjoyed it very much!
The next palindromic year will be 2112.
Here is one way how 2002 announces 2112 !
(in short format notation)


This means that our palindrome (with the embedded
2112) is the result of summing the squares of the
2002 consecutive numbers from 102 up to 2103.

1022 + 1032 + ... + 21022 + 21032 = 3102112013

Shifting the construction 15 places to the right
even produces another palindrome !


And guess what... the difference between these two palindromes
stripped off from their unlucky 13 appendices results in
31687786_31021120_ = 666666 a Double Beast.

The Number of the Beast, my loyal companion over the years,
produces other palindromes as well as f.i. in this following example


Lots and lots of interesting combinations can be detected.
Powers 2 (the squares) offer almost endless results
when searching for them. Higher powers become very rare (why?).
Many playful things can be discovered. We are only standing
at the very brink of the potential that will be revealed.

There are quite a lot of search routes or paths.
I hope you want to take at least one of them.

Generally stated we have the equation

m(a,z,#n)=p with (m > 1)

(ps. this WONplate will not consider powers 1 (unity)
and at least two consecutives must be added. Perfect powers
have already been extensively studied elsewhere.)

Look for larger power m.
My current record is only a mere 5...

Look for larger starting numbers a.
Current record from Jean Claude Rosa is

Look for the longest sum of consecutives n.
Current record is

Look for more friends for each value a.
E.g. integer 4 has at least 4 z-friends.
is there a fifth one, a sixth one, etc. ?

Look for palindromic beauty.
Some nice repdigit examples are these

Look for duplicate palindromes.
I.e. palindromes expressible in two or more ways.
2(9,118,#110) = 554455 = 2(331,335,#5)

or keeping the consecutives constant
while changing their powers as in
3(1,2,#2) = 9
5(1,2,#2) = 33
3(2,4,#3) = 99
4(2,4,#3) = 353

Look for longer consecutive strings.
And I am not saying you should begin with 1 !

Consult the database for these kind of palindromes at
Palindromic Sums of Powers of Consecutives

A000145 Prime Curios! Prime Puzzle
Wikipedia 145 Le nombre 145


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