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[identity profile] writinghawk.livejournal.com Wed 2014-03-12 11:56
I don't think so. Let's do s(4,5). If s>3/2, t<5/2 and each 5-stick must be in exactly 3 pieces (the constraint is tight on t). So there are exactly 12 pieces; but each 4-stick is in 2 pieces, so there are exactly 10 pieces, contradiction. 3/2 is achievable, so is the answer. Works like a dream.
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