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Forum: Puzzles 2021-04-07, 05:20
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By Dieter
I only repeated this part of the challenge with...

I only repeated this part of the challenge with other words. If A explains anything to C and B explains the same matter using other words, B always has an advantage to be understood!
I admire the...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-04-05, 16:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By Dieter
In the challenge sometimes k is the number of...

In the challenge sometimes k is the number of spins and sometimes k is the number of elements in the remaining sets. For the number of possibilities that doesn‘t make a difference, because (n...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-04-05, 16:44
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By Dieter
„There are no unwinnable sets for n smaller than...

„There are no unwinnable sets for n smaller than 9“. An example:

n=8, k=4=number of spins. When the player chooses a number q and makes 4 spins, he gets a combination of 4 different numbers...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-04-04, 20:11
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By Dieter
I'm pretty sure the intended meaning is...

I'm pretty sure the intended meaning is "infinitesimally small". That is, the phrasing is only intended to indicate which of the two sectors is the one removed, not meant to imply that any finite...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-04-04, 13:41
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By Dieter
If I replace "clockwise" by "anti-clockwise" it...

If I replace "clockwise" by "anti-clockwise" it is possible to confirm the three unwinnable sets of the example.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-04-04, 13:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By Dieter
Three remarks: - See #2: seven spins, not...

Three remarks:

- See #2: seven spins, not seven steps
- The wheel turns anti-clockwise. Or the arrow turns clockwise.
- What does mean: "there is a set of unwinnable numbers"? "There is at least...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-04-03, 05:17
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By Dieter
Your goal: Find an n such that there is a set of...

Your goal: Find an n such that there is a set of unwinnable numbers for seven steps (i.e., the set is of size n-7). In your answer, supply the number n and the elements of the unwinnable set.

If...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-02-03, 11:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By Dieter
That's exactly my result.

That's exactly my result.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-02-03, 09:11
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By Dieter
That are 17 people. I have 39. Example: (4/1)...

That are 17 people. I have 39.
Example:
(4/1) has only (5/1) as trusted neighbour. (5/1) is vaccinated. So /4/1) will get vaccinated, too - if my understanding of the challenge is ok.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-25, 14:44
Replies: 36
Views: 4,281
Posted By Dieter
A little more precisely: It‘s the left column...

A little more precisely: It‘s the left column (x=0), up.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-25, 14:23
Replies: 36
Views: 4,281
Posted By Dieter
I guess (and so I have submitted my solutions)...

I guess (and so I have submitted my solutions) that the numbers are not the indices of a matrix, but coordinates (x,y). Both beginning with 0, y positive down.
(0,0) (1,0) . . . (n-1,0)...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-12-03, 14:17
Replies: 21
Views: 2,518
Posted By Dieter
Has anyone a link to a list of the number of...

Has anyone a link to a list of the number of eligible voters for each state of the USA and to the real-world non-simplified formula, how the electors are computed?
I found a list, how many voters...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-11-05, 08:55
Replies: 34
Views: 6,072
Posted By Dieter
Perhaps line 24 contains a hint for the november...

Perhaps line 24 contains a hint for the november challenge...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-21, 12:42
Replies: 34
Views: 6,072
Posted By Dieter
How fast? My fastest is 1970 = 10th value of the...

How fast? My fastest is 1970 = 10th value of the sequence, but I search no more.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-21, 06:47
Replies: 34
Views: 6,072
Posted By Dieter
But that isn't necessary! There are solutions for...

But that isn't necessary! There are solutions for both problems (0,2,2,... and 1970) without using this trick.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-14, 17:20
Replies: 34
Views: 6,072
Posted By Dieter
For me, the explanation of uau (#10) was the...

For me, the explanation of uau (#10) was the breakthrough for the understanding of the challenge.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-12, 16:33
Replies: 34
Views: 6,072
Posted By Dieter
7 solvers on the 11th of the month! In May 2019...

7 solvers on the 11th of the month! In May 2019 (several people want to cross a river, but there are restrictions...) there were 5 solvers on the 10th. Oded gave one more month to solve the...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-06, 05:33
Replies: 34
Views: 6,072
Posted By Dieter
The task makes sense only, if for a given set of...

The task makes sense only, if for a given set of commands the cfg is unique.

If I want to code "if x=0 then goto y else goto z", I have to write:

JMP_ZERO x y
JMP z

JMP_ZERO x y ends the...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-05, 20:56
Replies: 34
Views: 6,072
Posted By Dieter
Thank you. Good explanation. The length of a path...

Thank you. Good explanation. The length of a path from the entry node to the exit node is the number of needed edges. a6 = 17 will say that there are 17 different paths from entry to exit needing 6...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-05, 10:17
Replies: 34
Views: 6,072
Posted By Dieter
It's no problem to write a code with 20 lines...

It's no problem to write a code with 20 lines (not using "chaos lines", of course) for the search of the gcd, if I take a>b>0 for granted, and to draw the control-flow graph. But the paths are...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-05, 08:13
Replies: 34
Views: 6,072
Posted By Dieter
Can anyone explain to me - why the ** in...

Can anyone explain to me
- why the ** in "**20** lines"?
- why the $ in "length $n$"?
- which other path than 10-20-30-40-70-90 is possible in the sample program?
- what will say "the number of...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-09-07, 05:43
Replies: 33
Views: 9,733
Posted By Dieter
Needle in a haystack, computing times: When...

Needle in a haystack, computing times:

When I fix a0,...e0,a1,...,e1,a2,...,e2, the code is able to make an exhaustive search of a3,...,e10. Usually it finds 40000...50000 valid games, needing 7...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-09-07, 01:23
Replies: 33
Views: 9,733
Posted By Dieter
There are many games with 5 or 11 and some with...

There are many games with 5 or 11 and some with 9. I have found three games with 55. Seems again to be the search for the needle ...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-09-05, 20:48
Replies: 33
Views: 9,733
Posted By Dieter
Has anyone found an RPS(11) game with more than...

Has anyone found an RPS(11) game with more than 55 automorphisms?
Forum: Puzzles 2020-09-03, 15:38
Replies: 33
Views: 9,733
Posted By Dieter
I wanted to say: 2 becomes 0 and 0 becomes 2,...

I wanted to say:
2 becomes 0 and 0 becomes 2, of course!
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