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## #26 2013-03-26 16:35:14

Agnishom
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### Re: The subset dilemma

On second thoughts.... I doubt it

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## #27 2013-03-26 23:00:22

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### Re: The subset dilemma

Why is that?

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## #28 2013-03-26 23:03:22

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### Re: The subset dilemma

Suppose it is some other number, say 12
Now for all sets whose sum is >=12 their compliments sum is <12
Therefore there are as many sets which sum more than or equal to 12 as the sets which sum less than 12
So....????

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## #29 2013-03-26 23:07:50

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### Re: The subset dilemma

No. If it is >=12, the complement's element sum is less than 55-12=43.

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Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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## #30 2013-03-26 23:44:52

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### Re: The subset dilemma

Oh! Got it!
And if it wasn't half then how would you do the problem?

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## #31 2013-03-26 23:54:43

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### Re: The subset dilemma

Hm, try entering this into Maxima:

f(x):=ratexpand(product(1+x^i,i,1,10));
sum(coeff(f(x),x^i),i,12,55);

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
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## #32 2013-03-27 00:10:07

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### Re: The subset dilemma

Is it a gf?

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## #33 2013-03-27 00:13:54

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### Re: The subset dilemma

Yes it is.

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
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## #34 2013-03-27 00:16:20

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### Re: The subset dilemma

How dos it work?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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