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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi,

I'm not sure how to tackle this quiz question I came across :

Let P(n) be the number of ways of writing a natural number n as the sum of smaller natural numbers eg. P(4)=5 as 4=4=3+1=2+2=2+1+1=1+1+1+1

I must show that the sigma P(n) = 1/(1-x)*1/(1-x^2)*1/(1-x^3)....

www.maths.bris.ac.uk/~maxmg/docs/problems.pdf[/URL]

In fact, I may not have even understood the problem, so here is the source where this came from.

thanks

Roger

I'm not sure how to tackle this quiz question I came across :

Let P(n) be the number of ways of writing a natural number n as the sum of smaller natural numbers eg. P(4)=5 as 4=4=3+1=2+2=2+1+1=1+1+1+1

I must show that the sigma P(n) = 1/(1-x)*1/(1-x^2)*1/(1-x^3)....

www.maths.bris.ac.uk/~maxmg/docs/problems.pdf[/URL]

In fact, I may not have even understood the problem, so here is the source where this came from.

thanks

Roger

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