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**orple8****Member**- Registered: 2013-08-19
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We have 8 pieces of strawberry candy and 7 pieces of pineapple candy. In how many ways can we distribute this candy to 4 kids?

Please help!!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Does each child have to get at least one piece of candy or not?

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**orple8****Member**- Registered: 2013-08-19
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Nope! Some kids can get none.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**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.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I agree with bobbym's answer, if my confirmation is of any value.

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**orple8****Member**- Registered: 2013-08-19
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Thanks!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Pretty good problem but not new. I worked on it in here before.

**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.**

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