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Advice about combinatorics

  1. Sep 5, 2014 #1
    Hello community. I'd like to know about good books dealing with combinatorics that you might recommend. I'm a math major who has neglected this area for some time now and essentially I feel like I don't know how to count. Advice is welcome!
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  3. Sep 18, 2014 #2
    I'm sorry you are not finding help at the moment. Is there any additional information you can share with us?
  4. Sep 18, 2014 #3

    Stephen Tashi

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    We need to know the goal more clearly. Do you just want practice at solving problem like "How many 4 handed poker hands are there where one player has 2 red jacks?" Or do you want more advanced treatments of things like generating functions? Can you write computer programs? Writing programs to enumerate combinations is an interesting topic (as opposed to merely saying what total numbers of such things exist.)
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