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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?

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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?

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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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.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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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.

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
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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

orple8
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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.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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