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Examples are the n-color compositions introduced by Agarwal, where the part n occurs in n colors [3, 4]. Narang and Agarwal [159, 160] studied n-color self-inverse compositions and connections between lattice paths and n-color compositions. Another variation is the cracked compositions discussed in Chapter 3, or the compositions that have two types of 1s, but only one type of any other part studied by Grimaldi . He enumerated for example the total number of summands and derived connections with the alternate Fibonacci sequence.
Burstein and Mansour [33, 34] considered forbidden patterns with repeated letters. Recently, pattern avoidance has been studied for compositions. Savage and Wilf  considered pattern avoidance in compositions for a single subsequence pattern τ ∈ S3 , and showed that the number of compositions of n with parts in N avoiding τ ∈ S3 is independent of τ . Heubach and Mansour answered the same questions for subsequence patterns of length three with repeated letters . For longer subsequence patterns, the results by Jel´ınek and Mansour  allow for a complete classiﬁcation according to avoidance in both words and compositions.
59 and [180, A000110] ). List all the partition words of length four. 6 Which of the following types of compositions are closed under conjugation (that is, the conjugate compositions are of the same type)? Either give a proof that the conjugates are of the same type, or exhibit a counter example. (1) Compositions without 1s. (2) Compositions with odd parts. (3) Carlitz compositions. 7 (1) Show that if a reverse conjugate composition of n has p parts, then n = 2p − 1. Thus, the reverse conjugate compositions of 2m + 1 have m + 1 parts.