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What is wrong with my summation formula? 
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Mar714, 01:29 AM

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Im trying to find a general formula I can store in my calculator that can find the number of onto (surjective) functions exists for a relation of when M is mapped to N.
I can't seem to find a nice formula for it, but based on the below material I will show you what I have developed. From: Discrete Mathemeatics and Its Applications 7th Edition Rosen pg. 561 From: Discrete Mathemeatics and Its Applications 7th Edition Rosen pg. 512 Random Chegg Problem from Google Search I'm using to verify with: Here is what I've formed, written out: In the TI nSpire CX CAS, it's written like this: And as you can see, the chegg problem I'm trying to verify it with doesn't match! But I think it should! If I manually iterate the function like so: The values are correct and what Chegg is showing. What have I done wrong in my equation? 


#2
Mar714, 02:00 AM

P: 477

Did you check that your summation formula matches the version that doesn't use sigma notation? i.e are all your ##m##s and ##n##s where they're supposed to be?



#3
Mar714, 02:29 AM

P: 4

Wow, good call! I don't know how I constantly was missing that the (mk) portion that should have been (nk). And I even had it right in the non iterative equation.



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