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Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-08, 15:24
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Dieter
Ponder This October 2021

The text of the challenge is updated.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-04, 14:34
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Dieter
No. That‘s my understanding, too.

No. That‘s my understanding, too.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-04, 10:03
Replies: 20
Views: 3,669
Posted By Dieter
The published bonus solution agrees with my...

The published bonus solution agrees with my submitted solution (174).
I would like to know the teams for the better solutions (<150).
Forum: Puzzles 2021-09-14, 05:39
Replies: 20
Views: 3,669
Posted By Dieter
Your last 4735 has changed to 4753...

Your last 4735 has changed to 4753 ("Zahlendreher"), but without consequences for the damage.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-09-13, 09:57
Replies: 20
Views: 3,669
Posted By Dieter
That are very good values. I'm happy to have...

That are very good values. I'm happy to have found a 50-solution this morning - too late for being listed.
It's consoling for me that there are not many solvers until 11/09.
I have no code...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-09-06, 07:17
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By Dieter
The publication of the solution wasn’t helpful...

The publication of the solution wasn’t helpful for me.

Can anyone explain the strategy: “All players are perfectly rational - they always choose which player to remove in a way that maximizes...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-06-02, 08:12
Replies: 35
Views: 4,490
Posted By Dieter
That's my opinion, too. I have only 246 under...

That's my opinion, too. I have only 246 under 2**64.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-05-05, 08:04
Replies: 17
Views: 3,494
Posted By Dieter
The text of the challenge is updated. 1)...

The text of the challenge is updated.

1) F_0 = 0
2) It's explicitly formulated that A_0 and A_1 have to be relatively prime.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-05-03, 05:52
Replies: 17
Views: 3,494
Posted By Dieter
Have A_0 and A_1 to be relatively prime? He...

Have A_0 and A_1 to be relatively prime? He didn't write it.
Otherwise A_0 = 4 and A_1 = 6 yielded a Fibonacci-like sequence without primes.
But that cannot be the challenge.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-04-25, 04:46
Replies: 25
Views: 3,725
Posted By Dieter
Yes. I'm sure that Kebbaj wanted to say this. ...

Yes. I'm sure that Kebbaj wanted to say this.

I repeat: Look at #2! That was my first comment to this challenge.

Or look at #8 (uau): "Those refer to different things with "step".

Seems...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-04-24, 14:47
Replies: 25
Views: 3,725
Posted By Dieter
Look at #2! That was my first comment.

Look at #2! That was my first comment.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-04-07, 05:20
Replies: 25
Views: 3,725
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: 25
Views: 3,725
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: 25
Views: 3,725
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: 25
Views: 3,725
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: 25
Views: 3,725
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: 25
Views: 3,725
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: 25
Views: 3,725
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: 2,211
Posted By Dieter
That's exactly my result.

That's exactly my result.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-02-03, 09:11
Replies: 11
Views: 2,211
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: 6,606
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: 6,606
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: 4,071
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: 8,296
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: 8,296
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.
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