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## #1 2013-01-08 11:21:18

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In how many ways can we distribute 13 pieces of identical candy to 5 kids, if the two youngest kids are twins and insist on receiving an equal number of pieces?

I see you have graph paper.
You must be plotting something

## #2 2013-01-08 11:39:37

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### Re: probability

I would say 308.

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## #3 2013-01-08 11:48:58

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Hi;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.
I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.

## #4 2013-01-08 11:55:28

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From bobbym's Diophantine equation in the post above we can form the GF:

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-01-09 04:08:17)

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
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #5 2013-01-08 11:56:48

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Hmmm, but do ye have the diophantine equation?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.
I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.

## #6 2013-01-08 11:58:32

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Hi bobbym

I was still editing when you posted. See the post again.

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-01-08 11:59:49)

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
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #7 2013-01-08 12:00:48

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Hi;

So where is the diophantine equation?

Oh sorry, you peeked and I did not see.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.
I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.

## #8 2013-01-08 12:04:20

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I am refering to your diophantine in the post just above.

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“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #9 2013-01-08 12:10:48

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Yes, I see that.

How about the recurrence:

with a(0)=1,a(1)=3

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.
I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.

## #10 2013-01-08 23:49:42

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I think that I can even get a closed form for the terms...

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“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #11 2013-01-09 03:18:43

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Hi;

That may be a little bit more difficult than it appears for the same reason why that recurrence is false!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.
I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.

## #12 2013-01-09 03:51:22

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Got 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
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #13 2013-01-09 03:56:23

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Hi;

You did not read post #11, that is not quite correct.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.
I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.

## #14 2013-01-09 03:59:44

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I did read it, but I do not see what is wrong...

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
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #15 2013-01-09 04:03:40

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Supposing I asked you to use that formula for 50 pieces of candy would you get the right answer?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.
I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.

## #16 2013-01-09 04:07:18

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I am getting 12051.

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
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #17 2013-01-09 04:11:56

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Yes, that is correct.

I meant coming up with an analytical form for the coeffs of the expansion of the polynomial in post #3. But I guess that is not really that important.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.
I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.

## #18 2013-01-09 04:14:29

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So my formula in post #9 is correct?

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
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #19 2013-01-09 04:21:51

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Hi;

Yes, I believe it is. I got,

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.
I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.

## #20 2013-01-09 04:42:17

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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.

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
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #21 2013-01-09 04:43:48

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Hi;

I know how I got mine, may I ask how you got yours?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.
I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.

## #22 2013-01-09 04:45:54

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Partial fractions, then expanding.

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
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #23 2013-01-09 04:55:59

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Hi;

Did them by maxima?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.
I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.

## #24 2013-01-09 05:42:42

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Partial fractions in Maxima and expanding by hand.

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
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

## #25 2013-01-09 05:53:39

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Hi;

Okay, somehow though I do not think these answers are what the OP will require.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
90% of mathematicians do not understand 90% of currently published mathematics.
I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.