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Re: How to generate restricted partitions of an integer

by thor (Priest)
on Nov 11, 2004 at 13:24 UTC ( #407026=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to generate restricted partitions of an integer

including another 100e note
Woudn't the answer be "infinity"? I mean, if you can change the 100e note for another, couldn't you do that ad infinitum?

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Re^2: How to generate restricted partitions of an integer
by borisz (Canon) on Nov 11, 2004 at 13:31 UTC
    No, I search for distinct combinations only. So I can exchange 100e only one into another 100e.
    Boris
      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?

        And how would you phrase the question in Russian?

        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.
        Boris

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