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Forgotten Algebra Equation

  1. Dec 28, 2011 #1
    It's been a while since I've done equation based math (I'm doing an MBA now) and there's a formula that I cant for the life of me remember.


    If you have a set of number such as

    n1 + n2+ n3+ n4... +nk =p,

    How many integer solutions does this equation have?

    TIA,

    Chaos
     
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  3. Dec 28, 2011 #2

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    Could you clarify - which of the items are to be solved for and which are given?
     
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  5. Dec 29, 2011 #4
    Thank you awkward, that's exactly what I was looking for! Mathman, its the integer solution for non negative integer values of n1, n2, n3, n4 and where p is constant integer.
     
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