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#1026 2012-12-06 11:05:10

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Re: Bafflers?

Thanks for the problem. I feel it was an easy one.

I think White_Owl is talking about the first baffler...


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#1027 2012-12-06 11:11:33

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

I believe that the solution given there is correct.


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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#1028 2012-12-06 11:13:07

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Re: Bafflers?

I agree.


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#1029 2012-12-06 11:25:24

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Re: Bafflers?

I do not remember the problem very well.


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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#1030 2012-12-23 21:27:12

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Re: Bafflers?

New problem:

Can you find a simple expression for c in the drawing below?

View Image: 2012-12-24_012147.gif

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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#1031 2012-12-23 22:56:29

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi bobbym


“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

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#1032 2012-12-23 23:03:41

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi;


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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#1033 2012-12-23 23:05:08

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Re: Bafflers?

This one was very easy. Took me less than a minute...


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

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#1034 2012-12-23 23:06:03

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Re: Bafflers?

Well, then I topped you!


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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#1035 2012-12-23 23:11:13

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Re: Bafflers?

?


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#1036 2012-12-23 23:13:46

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Re: Bafflers?

Yes, it took me 10 minutes to just copy the picture. Another 10 to solve it. Another ten to post it.

30 > 1


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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#1037 2012-12-23 23:15:57

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Re: Bafflers?

Oh, ok.


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#1038 2012-12-23 23:17:48

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Re: Bafflers?

What method did you use?


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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#1039 2012-12-24 05:45:00

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi


“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

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#1040 2012-12-24 06:03:34

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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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#1041 2012-12-24 06:12:33

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi


“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

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#1042 2012-12-24 06:14:58

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi;


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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#1043 2012-12-24 06:16:13

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi

Give me an hour to get on the laptop. Then I can explain better how I did it.


“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

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#1044 2012-12-24 06:17:04

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi;

No problem, I did not know you were away from your machine. Do it when you can.


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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#1045 2012-12-24 07:00:33

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi bobbym


“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

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#1046 2012-12-24 07:03:27

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi;


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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#1047 2012-12-24 07:04:39

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Re: Bafflers?

Hi

What's your method?


“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

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#1048 2012-12-24 07:08:31

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Re: Bafflers?

I have a great method. The best I have ever seen. It was bombastic, dynamic, exciting, a must see...


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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#1049 2012-12-24 07:13:26

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Re: Bafflers?

I you will post it?


“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

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#1050 2012-12-24 07:18:14

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Re: Bafflers?

I do not have to post it. You already did.


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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