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    Partitions of n

    Hi, can anyone help me with how to disprove this statement:

    There are no solutions to the equation p(n)= 15, where p(n) is the number of partitions of n.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldfire View Post
    Hi, can anyone help me with how to disprove this statement:

    There are no solutions to the equation p(n)= 15, where p(n) is the number of partitions of n.

    Thanks.
    To disprove it you only need to find a number n which has 15 different partitions.

    I'll give you some advice, it's less than 10.

    Good luck.
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