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#1 2014-09-21 16:57:11

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Bitter snails

There are 15 different snails and I want to distribute them between 4 people.  Each person has to get at least one snail. How many ways are there to do this?


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#2 2014-09-21 19:09:36

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Re: Bitter snails

Is it compulsory that every snail has to go to a person?

If yes,

Last edited by Agnishom (2014-09-21 19:20:00)


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#3 2014-09-21 22:47:56

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Re: Bitter snails

Hi Agnisjom

I do not know what the answer is, but that one is not correct.


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#4 2014-09-21 23:00:45

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Re: Bitter snails


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#5 2014-09-21 23:32:24

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Re: Bitter snails

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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#6 2014-09-21 23:35:37

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Re: Bitter snails

Unfortunately it gives

Why is the other idea not working?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#7 2014-09-21 23:40:33

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Re: Bitter snails

The number is much larger than that and you are stargating!


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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#8 2014-09-21 23:46:11

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Re: Bitter snails

I am what?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#9 2014-09-21 23:48:50

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Re: Bitter snails

Hyperspace is unpredictable. When you enter it your exit vector could be anywhere.-John Robinson


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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#10 2014-09-22 00:11:17

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Re: Bitter snails

Why should it be unpredictable? There is no hyperspace here.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#11 2014-09-22 00:13:50

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Re: Bitter snails

Can you determine a line with only one point?


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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#12 2014-09-22 00:19:42

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Re: Bitter snails

No.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#13 2014-09-22 00:21:54

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Re: Bitter snails

Correct! Nor can you get certainty with only one answer! You will forever be thrashing around with binomial this or binomial that.


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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#14 2014-09-22 00:24:36

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Re: Bitter snails

LOL! Posts cannot contain only capital letters.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#15 2014-09-22 00:29:56

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Re: Bitter snails

What capitals?


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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#16 2014-09-22 00:30:30

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Re: Bitter snails

never mind.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#17 2014-09-22 00:36:01

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Re: Bitter snails

Post #13 stands.


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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#18 2014-09-22 00:48:51

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Re: Bitter snails

against what?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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#19 2014-09-22 00:50:56

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Re: Bitter snails

Correct! Nor can you get certainty with only one answer! You will forever be thrashing around with binomial this or binomial that.

You are working like the guy who solved this problem. He only got one answer and I believe it is wrong. If you only have one answer you do not have any degree of certainty.


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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#20 2014-09-22 00:52:55

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Re: Bitter snails

Hi bobbym

I am getting


“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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#21 2014-09-22 00:55:30

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Re: Bitter snails

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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#22 2014-09-22 01:13:31

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Re: Bitter snails

Well:


and

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2014-09-22 01:13:50)


“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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#23 2014-09-22 01:22:20

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Re: Bitter snails

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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#24 2014-09-22 01:25:53

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Re: Bitter snails

Hi


“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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#25 2014-09-22 01:29:31

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Re: Bitter snails


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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