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## #1951 2012-12-12 10:31:24

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### Re: What do you think?

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## #1952 2012-12-12 10:34:06

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### Re: What do you think?

That is very good. It is a nice problem. Actually the answer is not that hard.

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Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #1953 2012-12-12 10:35:21

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### Re: What do you think?

What do you get for 3x3 unit squares?

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## #1954 2012-12-12 10:38:40

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi;

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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## #1955 2012-12-12 10:45:43

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### Re: What do you think?

That is not correct.

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Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #1956 2012-12-12 10:49:27

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### Re: What do you think?

What do you get?

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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## #1957 2012-12-12 10:51:47

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### Re: What do you think?

433.

I think you have misuderstood the problem. Rea it once again.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #1958 2012-12-12 10:54:18

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi;

I was going to say the same thing. Post your method and maybe we can resolve this.

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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## #1959 2012-12-12 10:56:38

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### Re: What do you think?

I did it by counting all possibilities.

The thing is that, if a squares neighbour is a 0, the square itself must be either 0 or 1. Your counting method allows the squares to be greater than 1 even if neighbours are 0.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #1960 2012-12-12 10:59:52

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi;

Give me a chance to show why I think my method is correct. I will post a diagram.

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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## #1961 2012-12-12 11:02:41

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### Re: What do you think?

Sure!

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## #1962 2012-12-12 11:07:38

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### Re: What do you think?

Here is the possibilities for each box.

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## #1963 2012-12-12 11:13:56

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### Re: What do you think?

That is not correct. The top left-hand side box can contain a 2 only if both its neighbours are 1s. Other wise it can take values of 0 and 1 only.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #1964 2012-12-12 11:23:24

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi;

Yes, I know. But that still means 3 choices for that box. The multiplication takes care of what is the next boxes.

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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## #1965 2012-12-12 11:26:00

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### Re: What do you think?

Your method allows the square to be filled like this:

2 0 2
0 0 0
2 0 2
which is not allowed by the problem!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #1966 2012-12-12 11:31:20

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi;

I do not think so, I worked from the inside out. I will try to enumerate all of them. You may be right.

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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## #1967 2012-12-12 11:38:08

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### Re: What do you think?

My answer might not be correct, but I am sure that the one in #1954 isn't correct.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #1968 2012-12-12 19:55:51

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi;

You are correct with the answer of 433 for a 3 x 3. Very good!

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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## #1969 2012-12-12 21:04:07

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### Re: What do you think?

Unfortunately, the problem is harder this way!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #1970 2012-12-12 21:09:44

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### Re: What do you think?

Well young fella, are you going to explain your method?

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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## #1971 2012-12-12 21:12:34

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### Re: What do you think?

I did it by casework, the cases being tje possibilities for the squares around the center square.

Unfortunately, it cannot be applied to the 5x5...

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #1972 2012-12-12 21:20:07

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### Re: What do you think?

Hi;

The approach I used is maybe possible with the 5 x 5 but certainly not for an 11 x 11.

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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## #1973 2012-12-12 21:21:21

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### Re: What do you think?

Which approach is that?

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Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #1974 2012-12-12 21:25:54

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### Re: What do you think?

Experimental of course!

How many times have even weak programmers solved problems when mathematicians just went, "Duh?"

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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## #1975 2012-12-12 21:29:08

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### Re: What do you think?

How did you count all the possibilities?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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