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Trying to track down a Partition theorem

  1. Dec 11, 2003 #1


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    Years ago I read in the daily paper(!) an account of a new theorem in partition theory. The key was that the guy had had the idea of proving theorems that were not for all cases but for all but a finite number of cases. The theorem had something about the number of ways to partion (prime?) numbers, and all I remember is that when the number of partitioning bins was either 17 or 19 (I forget), the number of ways was 237 "for all numbers except in a finite number of cases". You can see how confused I am. The fault is not the original story, which I remember as being pretty clear, but the long memory gap.

    Does this ring a bell for anybody?
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  3. Dec 13, 2003 #2
    Daily problem is that, The math problem is in some famour mind

    I see, some simple problem is fun very. but it is mean sole.
    As some mean enough math question is to let it free fly... .
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