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# Eddie the eccentric elder

## Question

Eddie, the eccentric rich guy, wants to give away one MILLION dollars. Eddie has two quirks: (1) he gives each person either \$1, \$7, \$49, or some power of seven, and (2) he won't give more than six people the same size gift. How many people received money, and exactly how did he distribute his fortune?

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Easy, just convert 1000000

10 to base 7.
1 * 1\$
1 * 7\$
3 * 49\$
3 * 343\$
3 * 2401\$
3 * 16807\$
1 * 117649\$
1 * 823543\$
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Anza Power has it.

Sumn=0pan 7n = 106. Find an </= 6.

a = 1 1 3 3 3 3 1 1.

i.e.Eddie gave

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