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Best Answer jim, 06 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

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#21 mmiguel

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:42 AM

ah! haha
i suppose i should spend more time reading the prompt then, i guess i was solving the wrong problem

well... i guess my interpretation is not inconsistent with original problem statement, if 1-on-1 is interpreted as a one-to-one mapping i.e. a pair.

"Assume all encounters are 1-on-1 and random."

i can definitely see how one would see this and assume that in any "round" only 2 people are selected from the population, and said to have "met".


oh well, twas a good exercise of thought.
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#22 Rob_Gandy

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:07 AM

well... i guess my interpretation is not inconsistent with original problem statement, if 1-on-1 is interpreted as a one-to-one mapping i.e. a pair.

"Assume all encounters are 1-on-1 and random."

i can definitely see how one would see this and assume that in any "round" only 2 people are selected from the population, and said to have "met".


oh well, twas a good exercise of thought.

Looking back at your answer posts
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I always enjoy seeing the way people work out problems. That's one of the great things about being a teacher, seeing how people understand. :thumbsup:
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#23 bonanova

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:31 AM

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:37 PM

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