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## #1 2013-08-20 08:07:15

orple8
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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?

## #2 2013-08-20 08:07:54

anonimnystefy
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Does each child have to get at least one piece of candy or not?

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
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## #3 2013-08-20 08:08:49

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Nope! Some kids can get none.

## #4 2013-08-20 12:17:11

bobbym

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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.

## #5 2013-08-20 21:22:39

anonimnystefy
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I agree with bobbym's answer, if my confirmation is of any value.

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

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Thanks!

## #7 2013-08-21 10:15:02

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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.