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On Partitioning a Real Number

by William Staton (University of Mississippi)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
January, 1988

Subject classification(s): Number Theory | Algebra and Number Theory
Applicable Course(s): 4.3 Number Theory

This article gives an explanation why the solution to a number partitioning problem would be \(3\). The answer is that \(3\) is close to \(e\).

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Number Theory | Partitions
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