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## #176 2011-01-19 16:17:20

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Hi gAr;

That is right. Very good. I do not have a nice clean formula either.

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.

## #177 2011-01-19 17:11:02

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Hi bobbym,

At first I thought I could rearrange the longer paths to make the computation easy, but was disappointed to find out they give different answers...

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #178 2011-01-19 19:22:09

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I have a method that works for one open street. I cannot as of yet generalize to more. The literature is also sketchy.

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.

## #179 2011-01-19 20:55:44

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Yes, I too could not find much information regarding this.
In fact I too did not think of this when I came across the square grids' problem!
But, since the no. of paths are less than the available paths in square grids', I guess we should subtract some value.
Maybe we will get more insight when we plot the total paths vs no. of open paths, the effect of rearranging open paths etc.
I'll leave it for now!

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"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #180 2011-01-27 17:22:16

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New problem:

A guy has a scale with two pans. On the left pan he has a block weighing 196 gms. He has bolts that weigh 67 gms, nuts that weight 41 gms and washers that weigh 30 gms. He would like to level the two pans, that is have equal weights in both.

A) If he has 10 of each type what is the smallest weight he can have on a pan?

B) If he has an unlimited amount of each what is the smallest then?

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.

## #181 2011-01-27 18:55:10

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Hi bobbym,

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"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #182 2011-01-27 19:42:55

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Hi gAr;

First let me say how sorry I am that everyone had to be part of that ugly affair today. I hope it is finally over.

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.

## #183 2011-01-27 19:54:34

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Hi bobbym,

I was getting a feeling whether it was a bot for flaming!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatterbot

And for that weights' problem, is there a way other than brute force?

Last edited by gAr (2011-01-27 19:57:34)

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #184 2011-01-27 20:04:16

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Hi;

I am pretty sure he is real but then who knows.

For a good solution? Not yet!

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.

## #185 2011-01-27 20:35:19

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Hi,

It is a Partition problem, isn't it?

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #186 2011-01-27 20:46:47

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Yes, for every possible weight that can be on the left pan. That complicates it. If it were just a constant weight on the left pan then it would be an ordinary generating function.

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.

## #187 2011-01-27 20:56:43

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Oh, can generating function be used for constant weight on one pan? Please tell me about it...

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #188 2011-01-27 21:11:59

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Enter into Sage:

And expand the answer. What you will get is the number of solutions of:

30 a + 41 b + 67 c = r with 0 ≤ a,b,c ≤ 10.

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.

## #189 2011-01-27 21:21:03

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Thanks!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #190 2011-01-27 21:24:05

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What it tells you for instance is that there is only 1 way using the 10 of each type to make a 340 gm weight. Because the coefficient in front of x ^ 340 is 1. You can also say that the number of partitions of 340 from the set of 10 30's and 10 41's and 10 67's equals 1.

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.

## #191 2011-01-27 21:34:27

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Nice

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #192 2011-01-30 15:28:36

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A teacher gives a test. No partial credit is given. There are 9 5 point questions, 7 4 point questions and  3 9 point questions. A student who has a 57% chance of passing, a 21% chance of getting between 80 - 90 and 2% chance of getting better than 90 claims he got a 93. What are the odds of that happening?

A says) 12% chance he is telling the truth.
B says) 13% chance he is lying.
C says) No way baby!
D says) He looks honest so he must be truthful.

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.

## #193 2011-01-30 19:42:04

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Hi bobbym,

Can we do it without knowing the credit points for passing?

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #194 2011-01-30 19:57:44

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Hi gAr;

Yes but if it will help the chance of him receiving a passing grade is over 90%. Try to think out of the box on this one because it is devilishly sadistic but it does have an answer.

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.

## #195 2011-01-30 20:05:45

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Hi,

Hmm, I was looking at the frequency plot of possible credits. Reading your reply, I think it must be simpler than that!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #196 2011-02-03 05:18:46

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Hi gAr

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.

## #197 2011-02-03 05:30:13

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Hi bobbym,

Last edited by gAr (2011-02-03 13:33:30)

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #198 2011-02-03 05:44:11

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Hi gAr;

I do not know how that got in there. I checked my notes and it is correctly stated there.

I consider that you solved it! For understanding that shows you solved it! Very good. Excellent work. You can erase your answers and hide the correct one in the previous post. I am sorry, it can only be a typo. I have amended the problem. Again, very good solution!

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.

## #199 2011-02-03 05:56:31

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Hi bobbym,

No problem, accidents happen.
I have just hidden the original answer, I hope you won't mind.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

## #200 2011-02-03 06:02:50

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That is okay with me but I changed the original problem so anyone else will not hangup. So you can put the answer to the correct one or that instead, whatever you like. You have a free pass to do whatever you want.

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.