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Feb707, 08:32 AM

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_____ is to addition as factorize is to multiplication.
Is there a word for this? 


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Feb707, 08:59 AM

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addendize? summandize? mm, decompose?



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Feb707, 10:08 AM

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No, i think decompose means the same as factorize, i.e. multiplication, as in matrix decomposition.
But I think I just found my answer further down the page in the the "number partition" thread. I guess the word I'm looking for is "partition." Wikipedia agrees: "In number theory, a partition of a positive integer n is a way of writing n as a sum of positive integers." 


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Feb707, 01:50 PM

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Fill in the blank ...
It seems that one can use either sum or summate. I looked in the dictionary.



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Feb707, 06:32 PM

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Gnome, I agree that 'partition' is used  it's just about the only term I've read for that.



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