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## #1 2014-05-20 15:41:43

Agnishom
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### What is the gf of...

In how many ways can you add 1,2 and 3 to get 8? (order matters)

Here is the list of all 81 ways:

What is the gf that I need for this problem?

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## #2 2014-05-20 15:59:17

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### Re: What is the gf of...

One way is by using a couple of gf"s

G(x,3) = 3

G(x,4) = 19

G(x,5) = 30

G(x,6) = 21

G(x,7) = 7

G(x,8) = 1

now add em up!

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## #3 2014-05-20 16:12:05

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### Re: What is the gf of...

Thank You

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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## #4 2014-05-20 16:15:50

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### Re: What is the gf of...

The search is now on for a single gf? I have to go eat so I will not find it.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #5 2014-05-20 16:26:07

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### Re: What is the gf of...

Hi guys

I have found this to be the gf from bobbym's gf:

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## #6 2014-05-20 16:28:41

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### Re: What is the gf of...

Hi;

Very nice!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #7 2014-05-20 16:33:21

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### Re: What is the gf of...

Thanks. It directly follows from your gf, because we need to sum up all of the gf's for different n's.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #8 2014-05-20 16:37:34

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### Re: What is the gf of...

Another way you can get the GF is by noticing that the numbers follow the recurrence:

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #9 2014-05-20 17:08:12

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### Re: What is the gf of...

How does the reccurence help me find the gf?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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## #10 2014-05-20 19:18:11

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### Re: What is the gf of...

You can go from the recurrence to the gf and back again.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #11 2014-05-20 20:02:49

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### Re: What is the gf of...

How?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #12 2014-05-20 20:29:56

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### Re: What is the gf of...

Experimentally of course!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #13 2014-05-21 01:04:53

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### Re: What is the gf of...

Bobbym has a thread on how to get the GF of the Fibonacci numbers experimentally. Look over there.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #14 2014-05-21 01:17:47

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### Re: What is the gf of...

These are the Tribonacci numbers.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #15 2014-05-21 01:47:18

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### Re: What is the gf of...

I know.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #16 2014-05-21 01:52:00

bobbym
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### Re: What is the gf of...

Would you agree that getting a closed form for them is very difficult?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #17 2014-05-21 02:12:53

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### Re: What is the gf of...

For whom?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #18 2014-05-21 02:24:35

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### Re: What is the gf of...

The tribonacci numbers.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #19 2014-05-21 02:29:17

anonimnystefy
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### Re: What is the gf of...

I do agree.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #20 2014-05-21 03:12:17

Agnishom
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### Re: What is the gf of...

How can I look it up?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #21 2014-05-21 03:14:46

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### Re: What is the gf of...

I think by using a search engine.

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## #22 2014-05-21 03:34:53

bobbym
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### Re: What is the gf of...

How can I look it up?

You do not need to look it up.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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