Israel Journal of Mathematics

, Volume 182, Issue 1, pp 505–508 | Cite as

A proof of snevily’s conjecture



We prove Snevily’s conjecture, which states that for any positive integer k and any two k-element subsets {a1, …, ak} and {b1, …, bk} of a finite abelian group of odd order there exists a permutation πSk such that all sums ai + bπ(i) (i ∈ [1, k]) are pairwise distinct.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nova International SchoolsSkopjeMacedonia

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