A collection of positive integers (not necessarily distinct) is called
Kool if the sum of all its elements equals their product.
For example, {2, 2, 2, 1, 1} is a Kool set.
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a) Show that there exists a Kool set of n numbers for all n>1
b) Find all Kool sets with sums of 100
c) Find all Kool sets with 100 members.
(In reply to
Part 3 (partial Solution) by Steve Herman)
Assuming the rest are 1's, I think I have an exhaustive search:
{100,2},{34,4},{10,12},{7,4,4},{3,3,3,2,2}
I followed David's attack in showing that we can't have six 3's nor have five 4's. This speeded the Mathematica up, but I would like a witness to this reasoning :)

Posted by owl
on 20041115 20:13:35 