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Forum: Puzzles 2021-09-13, 18:36
Replies: 20
Views: 3,697
Posted By dg211
Remember you can use hyphens in both strings. ...

Remember you can use hyphens in both strings.

I'm impressed people managed to get solutions that good with pen and paper, I didn't even try that approach because I thought it would be too hard.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-09-13, 10:12
Replies: 20
Views: 3,697
Posted By dg211
Yeah, I think this is one of the toughest puzzles...

Yeah, I think this is one of the toughest puzzles there has been recently.

I slightly improved the bonus solution to 147, but I'm still on 40 for the first part.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-09-07, 14:07
Replies: 20
Views: 3,697
Posted By dg211
I'd be interested to see what the best values...

I'd be interested to see what the best values people can find are. My best solutions so far are 40 and 149.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-27, 17:34
Replies: 36
Views: 6,631
Posted By dg211
In case it's any help to anyone trying to tackle...

In case it's any help to anyone trying to tackle the second bonus question, I've shared what I think are 2-bot solutions for N up to 762 (excluding N = 50 and N = 100 to avoid spoiling the other...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-25, 21:00
Replies: 36
Views: 6,631
Posted By dg211
Awesome video Kebbaj! I was planning to do...

Awesome video Kebbaj! I was planning to do something similar to see if I could spot any patterns in the solutions, but I haven't had time. From your video it doesn't look like there is an obvious...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-21, 10:14
Replies: 36
Views: 6,631
Posted By dg211
Thanks for verifying my solution. I checked...

Thanks for verifying my solution.

I checked your N=77 solution and it works for me :)
Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-20, 22:49
Replies: 36
Views: 6,631
Posted By dg211
Actually, to check if my code is correct, could...

Actually, to check if my code is correct, could someone please check if they are able to verify one of my solutions for a largeish N?

For example, for N = 345, I get (317, 335), (60, 169) as a 2...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-01-20, 21:46
Replies: 36
Views: 6,631
Posted By dg211
Has anyone made any progress on the second bonus...

Has anyone made any progress on the second bonus question?

My initial attempts have been largely computational, without really doing any clever analysis of the problem. I found a heuristic which...
Forum: Puzzles 2019-12-24, 09:02
Replies: 59
Views: 26,948
Posted By dg211
Brackets

I think there was some discussion earlier about whether expressions would be allowed which used brackets in such a way that they have subexpressions that can't be evaluated in a single pass without...
Forum: Puzzles 2018-11-10, 18:28
Replies: 69
Views: 7,608
Posted By dg211
Hi EdH, I haven't read your code in detail,...

Hi EdH,

I haven't read your code in detail, but based on your description I think your approach could work, but you would probably see a lot more 10 solutions before an 11 (you mentioned thousands...
Forum: Puzzles 2016-06-29, 01:26
Replies: 16
Views: 3,817
Posted By dg211
Hi, I have just submitted a solution but it is...

Hi, I have just submitted a solution but it is very close to the deadline and it sometimes takes a while to find out if your solution is correct or not. Could someone who has already got a correct...
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