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#26 2013-10-13 20:30:55

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Re: no. of path in Grid

bobbym wrote:

There is another more general way. That maybe can answer for many missing intersections.

I like your first method. It is easily programmable.

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#27 2013-10-13 20:33:45

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Re: no. of path in Grid

You mean labeling the vertices with the sums?

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#28 2013-10-13 20:36:12

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Re: no. of path in Grid

Yep. DP is really nice.

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#29 2013-10-13 20:42:25

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Re: no. of path in Grid

But there is a much nicer way that is probably quicker too!

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#30 2013-10-13 20:50:53

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Re: no. of path in Grid

Which is?

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#31 2013-10-13 21:03:37

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Re: no. of path in Grid

I am being called away so I will show the method as soon as I get back.

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#32 2013-10-13 21:08:54

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Re: no. of path in Grid

Okay, no hurry. And if they threaten you, just ask yourself WWHD?

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#33 2013-10-13 23:58:50

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Re: no. of path in Grid

WWHD? Why Would Hay Decompose?

Now run

MatrixPower[A, 8][[1]]

the last entry means from 1 to 24, 38 ways.

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#34 2013-10-14 03:26:05

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Re: no. of path in Grid

It takes much londer if you have a larger grid. I'd say DP is better here.

WWHD - What Would Hulk Do?

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#35 2013-10-14 10:55:47

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Re: no. of path in Grid

The matrix can be filled by a program as the "Dice" guy does. Also it is a lot easier for a computer to do.

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#36 2013-10-14 11:16:12

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Re: no. of path in Grid

I'm not sure if getting the 8th piwer if a huge matrix is fast.

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#37 2013-10-14 11:17:35

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Re: no. of path in Grid

Hohohohohohohoo! That is a good one! I just talked to Mathematica and he said it sure is. Also there are ways to just get one element of that matrix!

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#38 2013-10-15 04:33:48

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Re: no. of path in Grid

What if you had a grid 100 by 100. You would need to get th 100th power of a 10201 by 10201 matrix!

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#39 2013-10-15 13:37:45

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Re: no. of path in Grid

You would not!

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#40 2013-10-15 20:45:52

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Re: no. of path in Grid

Then what?

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#41 2013-10-15 20:47:05

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Re: no. of path in Grid

There is an interesting little idea in Computer math that might help.

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#42 2013-10-15 20:58:30

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Re: no. of path in Grid

Diagonalization?

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#43 2013-10-15 21:12:43

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Re: no. of path in Grid

Matrix moves is the one.

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#44 2013-10-16 07:47:30

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Re: no. of path in Grid

I'd say that's the same thing I said.

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#45 2013-10-16 07:49:02

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Re: no. of path in Grid

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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#46 2013-10-16 10:07:40

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Re: no. of path in Grid

I meant to say that I think me were thinking about the sane thing in posts #42 and #43.

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#47 2013-10-16 14:00:12

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Re: no. of path in Grid

Then that is proof of ESP.

Were you also thinking about a big corned beef sandwich? No? Neither was I! Another amazing coincidence or...

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