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Aug
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comment Find all ways to factor a number
Yes, I'm looking for all representations - not just the factors, and not just the number of representations.
Aug
24
comment Find all ways to factor a number
@MarkBennet - I'm not getting the hint. Can you please expound a bit, either in a comment or an answer?
Aug
24
comment Find all ways to factor a number
Does the function generate all the partitions, or the number of such partitions? I am interested in generating all the partitions.
Aug
23
comment Find all ways to factor a number
Oh, silly me! The set can be written: {{3}, {3, 2}, {6}, {3,2,2}, {12}, {3,2,2,2}, {24}, {2}, {2,2}, {4}, {2,2,2}, {8}}. So, to make sure I understand what you're saying: find all combinations of the prime factorization of the number, and then find subsets (from the set of combinations) whose product equals the original number - is that correct?
Aug
23
comment Find all ways to factor a number
I see from here how to easily generate all the factors of a number, but I'm not sure how to apply this to my question, as I consider 2 * 2 to be distinct from 4.
Aug
23
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Aug
23
asked Find all ways to factor a number
Jul
27
comment Good ways to help people learn math.
Wish I could give you a +1 for every paragraph. +3 for the explanation of the difference between how math and non-math people approach math problems.
May
31
comment How does one give a mathematical talk?
@BenjaminLim - I, too, am a fast speaker, especially when giving a speech. I make up an inconspicuous signal with a friend beforehand for when I start to speak too quickly (scratching an ear works well) and have him/her sit in a seat that my eyes will travel over often, such as the center seat in the third row. As soon as you see ear-scratching, you know to take it a bit slower. Works wonders!
May
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comment The Monty Hall problem
+1 This means that as long as you pick the goat on your first try you will always get the car. - really clarified the topic.
May
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May
2
comment The Monty Hall problem
+1 what if you are asked to choose between a) the prize behind door A and b) the better of the two prizes behind door B and C really cements the idea.