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You are not logged in. #1 20060307 12:43:27
A Thousand Dollars—And a Bunch of EnvelopesHere’s the puzzler. It’s very simple. #2 20060307 13:23:22
Re: A Thousand Dollars—And a Bunch of Envelopes1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 489 "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." #3 20060307 15:29:35
Re: A Thousand Dollars—And a Bunch of EnvelopesExcellent, Ricky! Character is who you are when no one is looking. #4 20060307 15:39:59
Re: A Thousand Dollars—And a Bunch of EnvelopesSame here. I figured that you could either give or not give an envelope, and thus, the whole thing is represented as a binary system. So it just makes sense to do it in base 2. "In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..." 