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    Number of different partitions

    Find the number of different partitions of a set having 5 elements.
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    Re: Number of different partitions

    Quote Originally Posted by alexmahone View Post
    Find the number of different partitions of a set having 5 elements.
    You are looking for the fifth BELL NUMBER.
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    Re: Number of different partitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Plato View Post
    You are looking for the fifth BELL NUMBER.
    Thanks. Could you show me how to compute it?
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    Re: Number of different partitions

    Quote Originally Posted by alexmahone View Post
    Thanks. Could you show me how to compute it?
    The computation is right there on that page.
    You must learn to do some of your own work.
    Find B_5.
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