The answer is 34

Acharya Hemachandra

So one basic question that would come up, if you’re writing poetry and you have 8 beats left in your stanza and you need to fill it with long and short syllables, where a long syllable takes two beats and a short syllable takes one beat, how many ways can you fill in 8 beats with long syllables and short syllables, where long syllables are two beats and short syllables are one?

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