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#1 2013-08-19 10:07:15

orple8
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Distribution

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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#2 2013-08-19 10:07:54

anonimnystefy
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Re: Distribution

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


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#3 2013-08-19 10:08:49

orple8
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Re: Distribution

Nope! Some kids can get none.

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#4 2013-08-19 14:17:11

bobbym
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Re: Distribution

Hi;


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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#5 2013-08-19 23:22:39

anonimnystefy
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Re: Distribution

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


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#6 2013-08-20 12:03:14

orple8
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Re: Distribution

Thanks!

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#7 2013-08-20 12:15:02

bobbym
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Re: Distribution

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 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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