partition

kavitha_grade1 - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 10:17:59 PM

it means to divide something into equal or unequal parts. however...

it means to divide something into equal or unequal parts. however...

kavitha_grade1 - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 10:19:53 PM

in mathematical terms..

In number theory, a partition of a positive integer n is a way of writing n as a sum of positive integers.

kavitha_grade1 - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 10:21:12 PM

more stuff

In number theory, a partition of a positive integer n is a way of writing n as a sum of positive integers. Two sums which only differ in the order of their summands are considered to be the same partition; if order matters then the sum becomes a composition. A summand in a partition is also called a part. The number of partitions of n is given by the partition function p(n).