A Problem from Blacksburg Middle School (Solved)

Summary: A coin-changing problem from Blacksburg Middle School leads to a new concept (amazing number) and an open problem in the theory of partitions.

Classification: Primary, Discrete Mathematics; Secondary, Enumeration

Michael Renardy
Department of Mathematics
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123
e-mail: renardym@math.vt.edu Jonas Degrave
Rue de Comines 63
8953 Wijtschate
Belgium
e-mail: erstaateenknolraapinmijntuin@gmail.com

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