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### #1 dawgsrule93

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 04:56 PM

There's alot of information for this one.

There are 9 prisoners.
They are in groups of 3 for exercise.
The prison wants them arranged so that 2 men are not handcuffed side by side for more than one day.
They are exercising for 6 days.
What are the six combinations of arranging them?
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### #2 andreay

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:01 PM

by 6 different combinations do you mean that there is only 1 solution for the 6 days of are there 6 solutions that we need to find?

would it be possible to alternate the days e.g. day 1,3,5 use one solution and 2, 4, 6 use another solution as they are not handcuffed for more than 1 day
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### #3 dawgsrule93

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:04 PM

srry if i made it confusing. What is the combination for each day following the guidlines?

Day 1: XXX, XXX, XXX
Day 2: XXX, XXX, XXX
Day 3: XXX, XXX, XXX
Day 4: XXX, XXX, XXX
Day 5: XXX, XXX, XXX
Day 6: XXX, XXX, XXX
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### #4 andreay

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:20 PM

Spoiler for hmm...

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### #5 Noct

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:11 PM

Spoiler for hmm...

Not quite. your 5 is next to 8 on days 2 and 6
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