## BdMO National 2012: Higher Secondary 10

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Moon
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### BdMO National 2012: Higher Secondary 10

Problem 10:
Consider a function $f: \mathbb{N}_0\to \mathbb{N}_0$ following the relations:
• $f(0)=0$
• $f(np)=f(n)$
• $f(n)=n+f\left ( \left \lfloor \dfrac{n}{p} \right \rfloor \right)$ when $n$ is not divisible by $p$
Here $p > 1$ is a positive integer, $\mathbb{N}_0$ is the set of all nonnegative integers and $\lfloor x \rfloor$ is the largest integer smaller or equal to $x$.
Let, $a_k$ be the maximum value of $f (n)$ for $0\leq n \leq p^k$. Find $a_k$.
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### Re: BdMO National 2012: Higher Secondary 10

"Inspiration is needed in geometry, just as much as in poetry." -- Aleksandr Pushkin

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### Re: BdMO National 2012: Higher Secondary 10

Corei13 used Moon bhaia's method (A direct killing method hi, hi, hi). A different way hint (My contest solution way) (A soft way killing method, ha ha ha)
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### Re: BdMO National 2012: Higher Secondary 10

sourav das wrote:Corei13 used Moon bhaia's method (A direct killing method hi, hi, hi). A different way hint (My contest solution way) (A soft way killing method, ha ha ha)
I did the same as Corei13/moon bhai in both H.Sec 9 and 10 Please read Forum Guide and Rules before you post.

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