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#1 2009-12-05 16:38:42

MathsIsFun
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The 17×17 challenge


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#2 2009-12-05 18:19:33

bobbym
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Re: The 17×17 challenge

Hi MathsIsFun;

Gasarch wrote:

I REALLY REALLY THINK THAT IT IS 4-COLORABLE.

That is one tough problem. In opposition to Gasarch my feeling is that it is not 4 colorable.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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