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Rafiqul Amin wrote:

Quotes from people I do not know is not convincing

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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bobbym wrote:

Then get to know more people.

Perhaps in the past, one could lead a sheltered existence and only know of 50 -100 people. But this is the 21st century, the time of Armageddon. I personally know close to 40 million people thanks to the internet and so should you.

And by the way, Rafiqul Amin, I do not know him...

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And by the way, Rafiqul Amin, I do not know him...

Exactly why I put his name in there.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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But his quote has no meaning to me by his own words. When he joins the forum I will listen to him.

**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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I do not want him to join the forum.

The quote is not his

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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A bogus quote it is? Hmmm, ferret out the author we must.

**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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'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I already know that.

**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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Then why were you trying to find the author?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then why were you trying to find the author?

Agnishom wrote:

I was kidding.

**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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**Olinguito****Member**- Registered: 2014-08-12
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bobbym wrote:

I feel wonderful, so I post wonderfully. I thought my reply would brighten up Olinguito's day.

It did, thanks!

Yeah, I was just commenting on the statement – not referring to anyone in particular.

*Last edited by Olinguito (2014-08-30 08:10:32)*

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
- Registered: 2009-07-12
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Hi Bobby,

bobbym wrote:

You will always have to violate one condition on this problem because I believe that it is impossible.

From my understanding of allan1085's posts here I think that my answer in post #45 doesn't violate his conditions.

Anyway, a solution in which no couple serves with other couples multiple times is just not possible, and that is easily shown.

But he is not applying that condition...

allan1085 wrote:

If some couples are together more than once, then so be it. They just can't serve the same course more than once.

bobbym wrote:

Hath ye seen the Sulemann challenge?

Nay, I hathn't (sic). Dost thou have a link to it?

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**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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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi allan1085,

Post #28

allan1085 wrote:

... how can it work out so that each couple ... is never with any other couple more than once?

Post #32

allan1085 wrote:

Last year I was able to work it out for 16 couples ...

If applying the condition from post #28 (which in post #36 you said we could now ignore), I'm pretty sure that no solution is possible, neither for a 16-couple group nor a 20-couple group, so I'd be very interested to see the solution you mention in post #32.

Have you seen my solution in post #45 and my comments to bobbym in post #62?

*Last edited by phrontister (2014-09-09 02:29:22)*

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Hi phrontister;

Do you know who tulip is?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Agnishom,

Tulip is my dog.

This link, and the links there, and other posts on the "I have the cheese!" thread in the Members Only forum, will acquaint you more with Tulip.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I knew it. That dog in the video was tulip.

**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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phrontister wrote:

Hi Agnishom,

Tulip is my dog.

This link, and the links there, and other posts on the "I have the cheese!" thread in the Members Only forum, will acquaint you more with Tulip.

Very Good, now I have confirmed that you really are phrontister.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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