I have a little problem I am trying to solve but right now I have no idea where to 
begin.  I am preying that someone out there might be able to help me.

In my MySQL database I have a group of figures, one for each record.  Through PHP I 
have concluded at a 'magical' number which I will need to compare against.  What I 
need to do is try to find all instances or combinations of figures from the database 
which fit inside this magical figure, but how I do this I am not sure.  I'm thinking I 
need to somehow read the figures into an array somehow but I have not had enough 
experience with php to know how to even do this effectively.  I have read up on the 
issue but it all seems double dutch, and I don't know what I need to do from this 
point anyway.

For example:

Magic Number: 7
Numbers in database: 12, 6, 2, 8, 5, 3, 1

Combinations returned: 1, 3, 5, 2, 6, 5&2, 3&2, 3&2&1, 5&1, 6&1, 2&1, 3&1

Can anyone please help?


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