The Ramanujan Journal

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 77-82

First online:

Sum-Avoiding Subsets

  • Imre Z. RuzsaAffiliated withAlfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics Email author 

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We estimate the maximal number of elements that can be selected from a set of n numbers so that the sum of two selected elements are never in the original set. We improve Choi’s upper bound of n2/5 to ec√log n n.


sumset combinatorial number theory