Mathematical Go: Chilling Gets the Last Point by Elwyn R. Berlekamp, David Wolfe

By Elwyn R. Berlekamp, David Wolfe

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This is a very robust computation. No ”catastrophic cancellations” ever occur. Quite often one does not get such precise results. In computations involving millions of operations, one should use double precision to get single precision results. 46. Since 1994 18 + 19 · 104, we get 18 + 19 37, 37 + 19 56, . . , 1975 + 19 1994. It is not so easy to find all numbers which can be reached starting from 18 and 19. See Chapter 6, especially the Frobenius Problem for n 3 at the end of the chapter. 22 1.

Obviously S is odd as an odd number of odd summands. On the other hand, S (ai − i) ai − i 0, since the ai are a permutation of the numbers 1 to n. Contradiction! 32. We partition the participants into the set E of even persons and the set O of odd persons. We observe that, during the hand shaking ceremony, the set O cannot change its parity. Indeed, if two odd persons shake hands, O increases by 2. If two even persons shake hands, O decreases by 2, and, if an even and an odd person shake hands, |O| does not change.

This circle contains a chord of length 1. Contradiction! Alternate solution. For Fig. 18 consisting of 11 unit rods, you need at least four colors, if vertices of distance 1 are to have distinct colors. 19. Color the lattices as in a chess board. Erect right triangles on the sides of the pentagon as longest sides. With the two other sides along the sides of the squares, trace the ten shorter sides. Since, at the end, we return to the vertex we left, we must have traced an even number of lattice points (on transition from one lattice point to the next the color of the lattice point changes).

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