I assume I have the length of such vector $y$ is $N$. In the first time I divide that vector into two columns and then sum them point-wise summation. The second time, I divide the same vector $y$ into four columns and then sum them. Then, I divide $y$ into eight columns and sum them. I need to mathematically find the number of additions for that operation in function of $N$ and number of divisions. Assume that number of divisions is $l$.
The vector $y$ with length $N= 64$, and $l = 4$.
$l = 1$, $y$ will be divided into two vectors of length $32$ and number of additions are 32;
$l = 2$, $y$ will be divided into four vectors of length $16$ and number of additions are 48;
$l = 3$, $y$ will be divided into eight vectors of length $8$ and number of additions are 56;
$l = 4$, $y$ will be divided into sixteen vectors of length $4$ and number of additions are 60;
So how can I express the total number of real addition mathematically in function of $l$ and $N$