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#1 2013-12-25 00:34:35

Cass 59


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.


#2 2013-12-25 00:37:44

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Re: can you solve this

I beg your pardon but Where is the question?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#3 2013-12-25 02:11:49

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Re: can you solve this

Hi Cass 59,

I think I may have found a solution:

Last edited by phrontister (2013-12-25 02:46:20)

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#4 2013-12-25 02:48:14



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.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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