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Integer Composition Algorithm

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  • Subject: [mg60211] Integer Composition Algorithm
  • From: "Klaus G." <Karl_boehme_9 at>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 04:04:11 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Recently I read an article about how to compose a given integer from a
set of equal integers using basic operations.
Trivial example: 12=4+4+4 or: 12=4*(4/4+4/4+4/4) and so on.
I forgot name and method of that very sophisticated algorithm.
Any idea?

Klaus G.

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