We say that a function h:R-->R is a Hamel function (h \in HF) if h, considered as a subset of R2, is a Hamel basis for R2. We prove that every function from R into R can be represented as a pointwise sum of two Hamel functions. The latter is equivalent to the statement: for all f1,f2:R-->R there is a g:R-->R such that g+f1 and g+f2 are in HF. We show that this fails for infinitely many functions.
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