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1. Can someone explain the difference (and small explanation) between ordered partition and unordered partition?

Any help is much appreciated! Thanks
2. (Original post by Nazzy_HCrest)
Can someone explain the difference (and small explanation) between ordered partition and unordered partition?

Any help is much appreciated! Thanks
Hey! Sorry, I'm not able to explain it right now, but does this: http://myhome.sunyocc.edu/~matthewg/...0Exercises.pdf help?
3. (Original post by Nazzy_HCrest)
Can someone explain the difference (and small explanation) between ordered partition and unordered partition?

Any help is much appreciated! Thanks
This depends a bit on the topic but here's the general idea:

In the realms of number theory you can partition an integer e.g. if you were to partition the number 4, you can do it in five ways:

1 + 1 + 1 + 1
1 + 3
2 + 1 + 1
2 + 2
4

This is an unordered list of partitions.

For an ordered list, order matters so 1 + 3 is different to 3 + 1 so an ordered list of partitions of the number 4 would be

1 + 1 + 1 + 1
1 + 3
3 + 1
2 + 1 + 1
1 + 2 + 1
1 + 1 + 2
2 + 2
4
4. Awesome! Thanks for the responses guys!

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