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#337741 Dueling cards

Posted by superprismatic on 08 March 2014 - 09:56 PM

Spoiler for must be

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#337466 Magic octagon

Posted by superprismatic on 23 February 2014 - 04:31 PM

Spoiler for found what Rainman is looking for

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#336857 perfect powers

Posted by superprismatic on 02 December 2013 - 02:11 AM

Spoiler for in that case

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#336567 Lining up my skittles

Posted by superprismatic on 10 November 2013 - 09:33 PM

Can you describe how you got that answer please?

I worked on it for a while until I decided it was just to complex for me to do without writing a program.

So, I generated all possible pairs of 9 & 8 long strings which together had 5 lemon, 4 orange, 3 grape,

3 green, and 2 strawberry colors.  There are 17!/(5!*4!*3!*3!*2!) = 1,715,313,600 of these.  Then, I

checked each one of them and counted those which had no same-color skittles touching.  There were

1,232,600 like that.  That gave me the probability I posted.  The program was pretty sloppy but it

ran in 69 seconds on one core of my desktop machine.

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#332590 Roads can curve too

Posted by superprismatic on 27 May 2013 - 02:31 AM

Spoiler for I get

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#332535 A Genome Puzzle

Posted by superprismatic on 25 May 2013 - 06:08 PM

In sequencing DNA, technicians break up long molecules into
smaller pieces because it is easier to sequence small segments
than long ones. They must then reconstruct the target molecule
by fitting the small segments together using overlaps as a guide.
The small segments are sequenced beginning at either end in a
random fashion. So, for example, the segment ATACAG may also
be sequenced as GACATA.

In this puzzle, I have chopped up many identical 50-long sequences
into pieces of lengths 5, 6, 7, and 8. 30 of these pieces are:


I have insured that these 30 pieces completely cover the 50-long
sequence with which I started. Can you find that sequence?
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#332226 Driving man's delight - 2 a harder puzzle

Posted by superprismatic on 16 May 2013 - 04:14 PM

Spoiler for I get

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#330421 Balancer's Chess

Posted by superprismatic on 07 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

Whoops, I see my error.


Spoiler for here is a corrected version

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#328170 Blind man's jigsaw puzzle

Posted by superprismatic on 11 February 2013 - 02:41 AM

Spoiler for my simulation results

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#327571 All numbers showing

Posted by superprismatic on 23 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

Spoiler for I get

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#321403 oh-mega-puzzle 2

Posted by superprismatic on 06 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

I wrote a program to exhaust over all possible ways to tile the grid in the manner described in the puzzle.
Spoiler for tiling the grid

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#320570 oh-mega-puzzle 1

Posted by superprismatic on 30 June 2012 - 12:31 AM

Perhaps I should play nice like Molly Mae does.
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#317652 not so easy Math Problem

Posted by superprismatic on 07 June 2012 - 06:55 PM

Spoiler for a little bit of explanation

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#316244 Johnny Dangerously's pet store

Posted by superprismatic on 22 May 2012 - 01:10 AM

Spoiler for So as to avoid splitting a pair of parakeets

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#315822 coin change problem

Posted by superprismatic on 14 May 2012 - 09:01 PM

Spoiler for My answers

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