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A Note on the Postage Stamp Problem
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Amitabha Tripathi

Department of Mathematics

Indian Institute of Technology

Hauz Khas

New Delhi - 110016

India

**Abstract:**
Let be fixed positive integers, and let be any set of
positive integers. Let
denote the set of all integers representable as a sum of no
more than elements of , and let denote the largest
integer such that
. Let
, where the maximum is taken over all sets
with elements. The purpose of this note is to determine
when the elements of are in arithmetic progression.
In particular, we determine the value of .

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(Concerned with sequences
A014616
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Received July 1 2005;
revised version received December 15 2005.
Published in *Journal of Integer Sequences* December 15 2005.

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