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**cool_jessica****Member**- Registered: 2012-06-26
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I came across this puzzle here at mathisfunforum and it was really interesting solving this.:D

Thanks

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It does look like a tough problem.

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**cool_jessica****Member**- Registered: 2012-06-26
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I know its not really tough but I just found it interesting.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

If you enjoyed working on it then that is good. That is half of what they are there for.

**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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**cool_jessica****Member**- Registered: 2012-06-26
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Agreed.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Which puzzle are you talking about?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Ho ho! You are just too funny.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I was not trying to be funny. What is so funny about my post?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Sorry, I was driving at the same thing. Ever heard of the waiter and the soup story?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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That could refer to many things. You wouldn't mind telling it, right?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Customer:Waiter, waiter taste the soup.

Waiter: Is there something wrong with it sir?

Customer: Just taste the soup.

Waiter: Is it too hot?

Customer: Just taste the soup.

Waiter: Is there something disgusting in it?

Customer: Please just taste the soup!

Waiter:Okay, where is the spoon?

Customer: Ah ha!

I was being ironic while practicing my smalltalk. You did not notice that, so your post...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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The first post did seem a little bit ironic. The second one didn't seem ironic at all.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I was going to go on and on with Jessica until I could go Ah ha and you have exposed it.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Well, sorry about that. But somebody would say it eventually.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm. Are you sure about that?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Yeah.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, I guess it is settled then. Who do you think it would have been?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I have my guesses, but I will not tell.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hohohohohoohoh! That is a killer. Very good comments.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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How is this one funny?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is funny because you do not have any idea.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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That is not true. I have at least two people in mind.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Two people? I can only think of one.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Me?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Correctamundo!

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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