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Using the ordinary generating function for the rook polynomials on a r x c board.

The series can be eliminated because we only seek the coefficient of x^2 ( 2 rooks). Also since the board is square r = c. So.

The above is the number of 2 non attacking rooks on a c x c chessboard.

From a combinatorical argument and playing much spot the pattern.

We can solve for n and clean up:

Where n is the number of ways 2 rooks can be positioned on the white squares of a c x c chessboard when c is even. The above will generate the table given in the previous post, i.e.

c = 2 then n = 0

c = 4 then n = 8

c = 6 then n = 36

c = 8 then n = 96

c = 10 then n = 200

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This is not a proof, just a conjecture. I have tested it for c = 16 by direct count. I suppose it might be proven by induction but the correct method is by partitioning the chessboard with it's forbidden black squares into disjoint boards and then using the rook polynomials to prove it. When I do that I will post it.

]]>I believe the sequence looks like this:

For various n x n boards:

2 x 2 =0,

3 x 3 =4

4 x 4 =8,

5 x 5 =22

6 x 6 =36

7 x 7 = ?,

8 x 8 = 96

All by actual count. If i find a formula for n x n will post it.

]]>In how many ways you can choose 2 white squares on a chessboard such that they are either in the same row or same column?

Thanks in advance.

]]>The probability of it raining and of them winning is 0.4*0.3 = 0.12.

The probability of it not raining and of them winning is 0.6*0.55 = 0.33.

Therefore, the probability of rain if they won is 0.12/(0.12+0.33) = 0.26666... = 27% (nearest %)

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]]>and the probability that he will not pass in mathematics is 5/9.

mathsyperson, did you notice that?

The probability that he will pass in mathematics is, therefore, 4/9.

Hence, the probability of passing both the subjects would be

2/3 + 4/9 - 4/5 = 14/45.

Therefore, P(Passing both) = 2/3 + 5/9 - 4/5 = 19/45.

]]>The probabitlity that a student will pass in Statistics examination is 2/3 and the probability that he will not pass in mathematics is 5/9. The probability that he will pass in atleast one of the examinations is 4/5. Find the probability of his passing in both the examinations.

]]>On the corner squares, the chance of the other square being next to it is 2/63.

On the edge squares, the chance is 3/63 and on the centres, the chance is 4/63.

Combine this with the chances of the first square being each of the types and we get (4/64*2/63) + (24/64*3/63) + (36/64*4/63) = 224/4032 = 1/18.

]]>Two squares are chosen at random on a chessboard. What is the probability that they have a side in common?

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