Stars and Bars Mathemathics

Mathematics
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We have 8 pieces of strawberry candy and 7 pieces of pineapple candy. In how many ways can we distribute this candy to 4 kids?

In how many ways can we distribute 13 pieces of identical candy to 5 kids, if the two youngest kids are twins and insist on receiving an equal number of pieces?

Aug 7th, 2015

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The posible distribution could be 3 kids get 4 candies of any color, and 1 kid getting 3 candies. 2 kids can get 3 candies each,  with the 2 remaining getting 4 and 5 candies respectively. 

13 candies can divided with youngest 2 kids getting 2 candies each and the older 3 getting 3 candies each.

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