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Here is a problem in my hand that I need so solve it. It sounds like this: Given a number (between 4 and 30000) x, which is the greatest number that can be written as a product of numbers that have the sum x.

Example:
For x = 7 the result is 12.
Explanation:
7 = 2 + 2 + 3
and the greatest product is
12 = 2 x 3 x 3

I do not want to abridge the path for solving the problem and I do not want complete code for this problem. I only need some directions and documentation about the method that I could use in order to solve it.
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Updated 21-Dec-09 5:20am
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## Solution 1

First decide how you will check it manually.
Write it on a piece of paper.

You could then ask specific questions on that here.

## Solution 2

I suspect the answer is always going to be 2x2x2... for even numbers and 3x2x2x2.... for odd numbers. If that is true, then the problem becomes much easier.

## Solution 3

Hi ,

Christian Graus is correct if you go by his way you will get proper solution.