How many ways can you divide 11 coins to 3 people? How many ways are there if each person has to get at least 1 coin? This puzzle is an example of a technical interview question. The video demonstrates the solution, which indicates the number of non-negative (and positive) integer solutions when you have R variables adding up to N.
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"The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 21 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20
"Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.6/5 stars on 9 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH
"Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs
"Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp
"40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U
"The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head http://amzn.to/18maAdo
"Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. http://amzn.to/XRm7M4