Partitions of bi-partite numbers into at most j parts

Bruce M. Landman, Ezra A. Brown, Frederick J. Portier

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The number of partitions of a bi-partite number into at most j parts is studied. We consider this function, pj(x, y), on the line x+y=2n. For j≤4, we show that this function is maximized when x=y. For j>4 we provide an explicit formula for nj so that, for all n≥nj, x=y yields a maximum for pj(x,y).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-73
Number of pages9
JournalGraphs and Combinatorics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1992
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics

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