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## #1 2013-10-14 18:45:04

jacks
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### no. of ways

the number of ways of dividing 15 men and 15 women into 15 couples each consisting of a man and a woman is

## #2 2013-10-14 18:54:52

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### Re: no. of ways

Hi;

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.

## #3 2013-10-14 19:17:33

anonimnystefy
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### Re: no. of ways

Getting the same answer as bobbym here.

But the problem isn't making couples, the problem is making a seating chart for them

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #4 2013-10-14 19:21:32

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### Re: no. of ways

A seating chart? I do not understand.

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.

## #5 2013-10-14 19:28:26

anonimnystefy
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### Re: no. of ways

I was making a reference to the Ménages problem.

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The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #6 2013-10-14 19:32:29

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### Re: no. of ways

Why do you think that is what he wants?

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.

## #7 2013-10-14 19:54:36

anonimnystefy
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### Re: no. of ways

I do not think that. I was just making the reference to make a bad joke.

The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

## #8 2013-10-14 20:02:53

bobbym

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### Re: no. of ways

Oh, I understand now.

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.