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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

What does the above factorization combinatorically tell us?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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That factorization isn't quite correct.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Yes, I am missing the square. I have fixed it.

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**Olinguito****Member**- Registered: 2014-08-12
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Well, can be, for example, the number of passwords of at least 1 character and at most 6 characters that can be made from *x* characters, allowing repetitions.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi olinguito;

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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My money is on the one on the right being the gf of two dice being thrown.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi anonimnystefy;

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I have forgotten that too.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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But what is it needed for?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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To look underneath a hidden tag, especially one for another person.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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A hidden tag?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Ah, okay. I thought you meant a tag like on SE.

Where did you get this problem?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I was looking at proving combinatoric identities using gf's, it was a while back so...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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The only thing coming to my mind is that multiplying by 1/(1-x) gives the gf of the partial sums of the sequence given by the rest of the gf.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, that is correct. So obviously, I had seen or derived something about the throwing of two die.

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**Olinguito****Member**- Registered: 2014-08-12
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bobbym wrote:

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

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