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alex lotel
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Joined: Feb 01, 2008
Posts: 191
i need to constract a method which gets the two numbers
"n" and "k"
and prints all the avaible subgroops in "k size"
for example :

subsetofsize(4,2)
prints

12
41
13
32
42
34

i know i should use this recursion of subsets
i need to change it some how
i know how it works but i dont have any clue of how to change it
in order to get the resolt i was asked in the question

Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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More of a beginner's question.

You have been given a task to produce all the numbers which add up to n. Somebody else has had the same problem before.
You will need a method which takes two parameters to start with.
Go through your numbers and decide what you actually want to print out.
If you have 4, 2, how do you get it to print 44, 43, 42, 41, and not 444?

Say, "It should start with two numbers, then adding one number leaves one to go."
"It should continue with one number, then adding one number leaves none to go."
"Then it stops."

Then tell us what you have got. Good luck.

[edit]Added this bit:
When I said "you have been given a task . . ." I ought to have said that what you posted finds all the numbers which add up to n. I tried it and it works nicely. Have you been through it to see how the recursion and iteration work?[/edit]
[ February 15, 2008: Message edited by: Campbell Ritchie ]
alex lotel
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Posts: 191
the output is

12
41
13
32
42
34

not
41
42
43

i cant understand what do you meen by adding one number and having one to go
there
you told me to get two numbers as the question says
i soppose that one represents the range of numbers
till what numbers to go
the other is about to how many objects to have in each group

i cand understand what i am supposed to add to
???
Campbell Ritchie
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Sorry, I confused you earlier; suggest you ask one of the moderators on this board to consider transferring this thread to beginners'.

Be grateful for small mercies; somebody else has been given "spiral filling." I think he posted on this board today. That seems far more difficult. I tried "spiral filling" and failed.

What you posted first looks the same as somebody else posted here about 6 months ago. If you give it 4 as an input it prints
4
3 1
2 2
2 1 1
1 1 1 1
which means the integers greater than 0 which add up to 4. Obviously what you are getting now is an improvement. You need to pass it two numbers, 4 and 2, where "4" means "start with the number 4," and "2" means, "print 2 numbers in the output." You seem to have got that bit to work.

Suggest you post what you have got, and tell us how it works, then see what changes are needed.
alex lotel
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Joined: Feb 01, 2008
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i ancountered this code of this kind of piramid
i showed the code of it here in my first thread

how do i change it in order to have my resolt???
Campbell Ritchie
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I thought you had already changed it, and had nearly got it right.
alex lotel
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Posts: 191
no i dont know how to change it
i set with a penn and paper
i made the steps for the input 5
i got the correct resolt
i got to the conclution that some how the "for" responsible
here for each step (each groop of numbers which sums to 5)

but i still dont have any clue about how to change it
so it will produce the resolt i want regarding this question
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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