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    So if the smallest element is >= n, then there would be no number in A that could be equal to r?
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    What is r, by definition? (I am not sure it was defined.)

    It is impossible that the smallest element of A is >= n. Again, I think you understand the concept of subtracting n until it is no longer possible.
    Last edited by emakarov; May 24th 2011 at 02:46 AM.
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    nvm i got it.
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