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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Correct! So what is the problem?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Nothing. You asked me to post it. I asked you then if you can post a more complicated one.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nope! You know how to do it. They do not get more complicated than that in books.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Can't you think of one?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is the prototypical problem for that type that appears in books. It tests your ability to form the generating function. You can do it. There are two things left...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Which two things?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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1) Getting the coefficient.

2) Knowing when and where to use the GF.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Okay. The coeff can be found in two ways:

1)Computers. Nothing more to say about that.

2)Partial fractons and expand the GFs you get. Read off the general term from the GF you get when you sum all of those GFs you have after partial fractions.

There is no exact rule for the second one. It is I think mostly intuition,though some problems just look made for GFs and some look exactly opposite of that.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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2) There are many other ways. gAr and I have discussed them.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I know. I am saying that it is mostly intuition (gained by experience of course) that determines wheter ir not GFs should be used.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No one can say. A brilliant guy I know asked whether every combinatoric question could be put into the form of a generating function. He posted that question to the best of the best of the best. He got no reply.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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If the answer is yes,then we should be able to find a GF for juan's matrix problem.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Me Pappy wrote:

If is a big word.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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How lucky would I have been to ever have met Pappym.

Mathematics is based on lots of assumptions. We use Euclid's geometry,even though we live on a sphere.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He was the greatest m that ever lived.

As a person he was a lot like you.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Greater than Grandpappym?

How is he a lot like me as a person?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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GrandPappym was little more than a beast posing as a man. Tremendously strong and powerfully built. He used his strength to dominate people.

How is he a lot like me as a person?

He was also rebellious in his youth. Unfocused and impatient, sort of like Luke Skywalker.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Wow,that really does sound like me!

Btw,I think I have over 6000 posts now.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, you do. Congratulations.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Thank you,but it is not the number that counts.

Would you like to propose the next topic if you have nothing more to say about this one?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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We had that discussion a long time ago.

Keep the thread open, New stuff will go in.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Yes. We had it twice. I do not remember the conclusions though.

Of course I will keep it open. I wouldn't close this one if (enter a reason here). I was just asking if you would like to post the next topic or should I.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No the discussion I am talking about was before you were a member. I was the lightweight in the group and no one paid any attention to what I said.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Do you know where that discussion is.

And you still haven't told if you want to open the new topic or should I.

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