# The additive basis conjecture

\begin{conjecture} For every prime $p$, there is a constant $c(p)$ (possibly $c(p)=p$) so that the union (as multisets) of any $c(p)$ bases of the vector space $({\mathbb Z}_p)^n$ contains an additive basis. \end{conjecture}

**Definition:** Let $V$ be a finite dimensional vector space over the field ${\mathbb Z}_p$. We call a multiset $B$ with elements in $V$ an *additive basis* if for every $v \in V$, there is a subset of $B$ which sums to $v$.

It is worth noting that this conjecture would also imply that every $2c(3)$-edge-connected graph has a nowhere-zero 3-flow, thus resolving \OPref[The weak 3-flow conjecture]{3_flow_conjecture}.