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#1 2013-12-24 01:34:35

Cass 59
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can you solve this

20 players in 5 groups of 4 playing 4 times but no 2 players playing together in the same group more than once - now the hard part-  no player to play in top or bottom group more than once.

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#2 2013-12-24 01:37:44

Agnishom
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Re: can you solve this

I beg your pardon but Where is the question?


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#3 2013-12-24 03:11:49

phrontister
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Re: can you solve this

Hi Cass 59,

Last edited by phrontister (2014-07-10 23:20:05)


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#4 2013-12-24 03:48:14

bobbym
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Re: can you solve this

Hi Cass 59;

Problem is a progressive dinner problem and there are a couple solved right here on this forum.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5 2014-07-01 02:07:45

chooipian
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Re: can you solve this

Progressive "dinner"???


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#6 2014-07-01 02:25:28

bobbym
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Re: can you solve this

Yes, the problem Begins with Lewis Carroll I think.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#7 2014-07-10 01:27:10

burgess
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Re: can you solve this

Agnishom wrote:

I beg your pardon but Where is the question?


Thats correct what is the question?

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#8 2014-07-10 01:30:08

bobbym
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Re: can you solve this

The first post is the question.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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