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**cooljackiec****Member**- Registered: 2012-12-13
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A country has three denominations of coins, worth 7, 10, and 53 units of value. What is the maximum number of units of currency which one cannot have if they are only carrying these three kinds of coins?

I know the formula for 2 denominations, but I don't know how to do one with 3.

I see you have graph paper.

You must be plotting something

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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I am getting but I do not know how to prove that.

*Last edited by anonimnystefy (2014-07-14 05:17:59)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 90,615

There is no formula for the a three coin problem but it can computed. 46 is the Frobenius number.

**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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