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## #151 2012-05-03 01:24:47

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Naturals.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
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## #152 2012-05-03 01:47:02

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #153 2012-05-03 01:49:58

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How did you get that?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
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“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #154 2012-05-03 01:52:51

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It is in any combinatoric book. Partitions are huge since Euler's time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_ … _theory%29

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #155 2012-05-03 03:57:06

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Ok,so the other book was right. I just couldn't understand rhe meaning behind it.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #156 2012-05-03 05:36:10

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Both are good.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #157 2012-05-03 06:20:23

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Which both? You don't know which the other book is.

Have you got any of those fruit problems?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #158 2012-05-03 06:23:26

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What fruit problems? What other book?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #159 2012-05-03 06:35:43

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Something whit choosing apples,pears,oranges,etc. so that some conditions are satisfied.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #160 2012-05-03 06:40:25

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That will be a very hard one to solve.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #161 2012-05-03 06:50:30

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Do you have any problems of that kind?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #162 2012-05-03 06:51:01

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Dozens but none of them are as tough as that one.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #163 2012-05-03 06:55:53

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No. That is an outline of the type of problems. Can you post some of those?

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“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #164 2012-05-03 06:57:09

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Oh, I thought that the some conditions were not to be given to you.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #165 2012-05-03 06:58:36

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No,no. They are given. So could you post some of those problems?

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“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #166 2012-05-03 06:59:26

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How about you post it since you are looking at it.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #167 2012-05-03 07:06:56

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Here it is,but it is the only one I have:

In how many ways can you fill a bag with n fruits,if you have only apples,pears,bananas and oranges and the following must be true:
1)The number of apples is even;
2)The number of pears is divisible by 5;
3)There are at most 4 oranges;
4)There is at most one banana.

I know how to do this one,so I would like some more complicated conditions.

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The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #168 2012-05-03 07:08:41

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You know how? I am from Missouri!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #169 2012-05-03 07:09:20

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The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #170 2012-05-03 07:13:01

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Me Pappy is from Alabama which is darn close to Missouri. Also I drove through that state once and had a darn good T-Bone steak.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #171 2012-05-03 07:13:50

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Wait,are you questioning my ability to solve this?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #172 2012-05-03 07:14:51

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Missouri is called the "Show Me State," so...

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #173 2012-05-03 07:19:38

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Aham... The first GF has only even powers so it's 1/(1-x**2).

The second one has only powers that are divisible by 5 so it's 1/(1-x**5).

The third one has only powers from 0 through 4 i.e. 1+x+x**2+x**3+x**4.

The last,but not least,the GF that has only powers 0 and 1 i.e. 1+x.

We multiply them out,se that the coeff with x**n is n+1 so that is our answer.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #174 2012-05-03 07:24:19

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The last two are correct but put them in closed form.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #175 2012-05-03 07:28:00

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Oh,yeah. (1-x**5)/(1-x) and 1+x.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment