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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Naturals.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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How did you get that?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is in any combinatoric book. Partitions are huge since Euler's time.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Ok,so the other book was right. I just couldn't understand rhe meaning behind it.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Both are good.

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**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Which both? You don't know which the other book is.

Have you got any of those fruit problems?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What fruit problems? What other book?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Something whit choosing apples,pears,oranges,etc. so that some conditions are satisfied.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That will be a very hard one to solve.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Do you have any problems of that kind?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Dozens but none of them are as tough as that one.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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No. That is an outline of the type of problems. Can you post some of those?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Oh, I thought that the some conditions were not to be given to you.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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No,no. They are given. So could you post some of those problems?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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How about you post it since you are looking at it.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You know how? I am from Missouri!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Aren't you from Nevada?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Wait,are you questioning my ability to solve this?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Missouri is called the "Show Me State," so...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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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.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The last two are correct but put them in closed form.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Oh,yeah. (1-x**5)/(1-x) and 1+x.

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