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I am a level 4 in geometry and Combinatorics and there are sometimes questions like : "How many positive integers less than 1000000 have the sum of their digits equal to 7?" a little difficult at first right, but what if someone( like me) came up with a program that would mechanically solve the problem for me...won't that defeat the purpose and expose a flaw in question setting

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3 years, 11 months ago

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Remember, maths is to enjoy, not to score points. Otherwise it would have been called "business" instead of "mathematics". So, do it by yourself, try your best, don't use the program, and if you are not able to solve the question, then come back next week to see the solution. Siddharth Kumar · 3 years, 11 months ago

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People are reposting these Brilliant questions all over the internet seeking answers. We found s many of the same questions being reposted on Google+ Mathematics community. I also found a similar question like this one posted on CHEGG.com. Paul Peh · 3 years, 11 months ago

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@Paul Peh People are reposting these Brilliant questions all over the internet seeking answers. We found s many of the same questions being reposted on Google+ Mathematics community. I also found a similar question like this one posted on CHEGG.com. Paul Peh · 3 years, 11 months ago

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@Paul Peh Seriously? Don't post answers, even false ones. Bob Krueger · 3 years, 11 months ago

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I am creating the program in the first place Rajarshi Banerjee · 3 years, 11 months ago

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@Rajarshi Banerjee It is way more fun to solve it manually. If you want to solve problems with programming, there are plenty of other websites for that. And soon Brilliant will have them too, probably. But for now, try to solve it by hand. Tim Vermeulen · 3 years, 11 months ago

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