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# nice dice

Best Answer plasmid, 10 July 2014 - 05:21 AM

Looks like you've mostly solved your own puzzle

And no one tried to argue that it's impossible because there are only 6*6*4*4 = 576 ways to orient the dice, while there are 6! = 720 ways to arrange the prisoners, so the dice can't encode all possible arrangements of prisoners.

Spoiler for Well, here's my implementation

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### #11 plasmid

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:49 PM

Ok, now we have enough information from what's been posted so far.

I wonder if anyone will simultaneously give an algorithm that saves everyone, and prove that it's impossible to save everyone.

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### #12 TimeSpaceLightForce

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:15 PM

Ok, now we have enough information from what's been posted so far.

I wonder if anyone will simultaneously give an algorithm that saves everyone, and prove that it's impossible to save everyone.

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### #13 plasmid

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:21 AM   Best Answer

Looks like you've mostly solved your own puzzle

And no one tried to argue that it's impossible because there are only 6*6*4*4 = 576 ways to orient the dice, while there are 6! = 720 ways to arrange the prisoners, so the dice can't encode all possible arrangements of prisoners.

Spoiler for Well, here's my implementation

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### #14 Yoruichi-san

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:58 AM

Ohhhh...it wasn't until I read the answer that I understood what the question actually meant  ...anyways that's a really nice problem, and a nice solve as well.

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