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**jacks****Member**- Registered: 2012-11-21
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the number of ways of dividing 15 men and 15 women into 15 couples each consisting of a man and a woman is

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Getting the same answer as bobbym here.

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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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A seating chart? I do not understand.

**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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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I was making a reference to the Ménages problem.

*Last edited by anonimnystefy (2013-10-13 20:29:05)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Why do you think that is what he wants?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I do not think that. I was just making the reference to make a bad joke.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Oh, I understand now.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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