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#1 2013-08-02 09:24:29

meanmaths
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Registered: 2013-08-01
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hi

Hi all

I'm from Montreal and I'm a CS/SE(*) researcher with interests in graph theory, NP-hard problems and combinatorial optimisation. During my Ph.D., a minor bug made me accidentally discover "something" that I, probably wrongly, call "number splitting".

Basically, given a number X and a sequence S of digits, can we split S into smaller parts so that the obtained numbers add up (or average) to X?

I don't think this is new territory for maths scholars but I could not find any existing references. May be this is simply not worthy of serious maths investigation. In any case, I made a game out of it: Mean Sumurai on Google Play for people interested [sorry for the plug]. My pseudonym Mean Maths is linked to the game and also my belief that some people out there like their maths to be "mean" and challenging. However, due to family pressure :-D, the game has different difficulty levels. So take a look whatever your actual maths skills ;-P

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#2 2013-08-02 09:37:40

bobbym
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Re: hi

Hi;

Welcome to the forum.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#3 2013-08-02 10:09:44

anonimnystefy
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Re: hi

Hi meanmaths

Welcome to the forum! smile


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#4 2013-08-02 15:03:36

meanmaths
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Re: hi

thx for the welcome :-)


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#5 2013-08-02 16:04:18

mathaholic
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Re: hi

Hola meanmaths;

Bienvenidos!


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