Well, you did say "how often", which is probably a pretty stupid way of phrasing the problem. It certainly led me to think that the problem involved repeated changings, e.g. once I've broken it into two 50s, what can I do with the two 50s. It now seems that you meant to say "How many ways", rather than "How often". I mean, *how often?* Once per day? Twice per second?
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Sorry, I can not express it any better. Look at the example please. The answer, 50 is correct. I think 'How many ways' is good. Just search for any combination of 100, 50, 20 , 10 and 5 euro notes where the sum is 100 without repeating a combination. I hope it is clearer to you now.
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Okay...now I understand the problem. If I dust of my math degree...I think this could be solved with generating functions. Basically, calculate (x+ x**5+ x**10 + x**20 + x**50 + x**100)**100 and find the coeffieient of x**100 in the resulting polynomial. Easy...;)
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