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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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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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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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Day 1 123 456 789

Day 2 147 258 369

Day 3 159 483 726

Day 4 168 294 357

Day 5 134 528 679

Day 6 173 246 859

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Day 1 123 456 789

Day 2 147 258 369

Day 3 159 483 726

Day 4 168 294 357

Day 5 134 528 679

Day 6 173 246 859

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

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