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That is not what I meant. GF's are rather obscure and not taught. He/she will probably expect a solution in terms of ncr's.
We could continue in your thread in Computer Math about diophantine equations.
Partial fractions in Maxima and expanding by hand.
Partial fractions, then expanding.
I think the two are same... I just put mine in the form above because of the common expression 1+(-1)^n. It is noce to know that that part is 0 when n is odd.
So my formula in post #9 is correct?
Yes, that is correct.
I am getting 12051.
Supposing I asked you to use that formula for 50 pieces of candy would you get the right answer?
I did read it, but I do not see what is wrong...