 All about flooble | fun stuff | Get a free chatterbox | Free JavaScript | Avatars  perplexus dot info  Greetings from P (Posted on 2013-01-24) Derive a formula for the number of partitions of n into parts that are odd and bigger than 1; e.g. a(12)=5 cases: 3+3+3+3, 5+7, 7+5, 3+9, 9+3.

Verify your formula by evaluating a(14).

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Actually I was referring to the formula given at http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PadovanSequence.html
which has 3 terms based on the roots of <img src="http://mathworld.wolfram.com/images/equations/PadovanSequence/NumberedEquation3.gif" class="numberedequation" alt=" x^3+x^2-1=0. " border="0" height="17" width="91">

which reminds me of the closed form given as (6) at
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FibonacciNumber.html
which has two terms based on the roots of <img src="http://mathworld.wolfram.com/images/equations/FibonacciNumber/NumberedEquation4.gif" class="numberedequation" alt=" x^2-x-1=0, " border="0" height="17" width="85">

But you are right there are are other ways of generating Fibonacci numbers that have analogues for Padovan numbers.

 Posted by Jer on 2013-01-25 09:18:28 Please log in:

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