Thanks, and I must have been tired last night, as the only way to get to a non-integer is by taking the average.

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- Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:49 pm
- Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
- Topic: Problem 724
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- Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:44 am
- Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
- Topic: Problem 724
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### Problem 724

Not sure I understand the question. Are you looking for the distance of:

- All packages added
- The package that has traveled the longest
- The average distance all packages has traveled

- Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:03 pm
- Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
- Topic: Problem 688
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### Re: Problem 688

Thank you for clarifying DJohn.

The language had me misunderstanding the task. I would have preferred something like "Stack n plates in k piles. No pile must remain empty."

Anyway, I understand the question now, so I will now see if I can solve it.

The language had me misunderstanding the task. I would have preferred something like "Stack n plates in k piles. No pile must remain empty."

Anyway, I understand the question now, so I will now see if I can solve it.

- Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:50 am
- Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
- Topic: Problem 688
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### Re: Problem 688

"We stack n plates into k non-empty piles where each pile is a different size." So, the new plates are n, and the k piles are NOT empty, therefore old or existing. EDIT: Or am I reading that wrong? - Does it simply mean that I have to place at least one plate on each pile, leaving none emp...

- Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:10 pm
- Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
- Topic: Problem 688
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### Problem 688

I have problems understanding the exact question.

Do the piles need to have different counts of plates:

1) before the new plates are added,

2) added to each pile,

3) after new plates are added

4) all or some of the above - which? _____________

Thanks.

Do the piles need to have different counts of plates:

1) before the new plates are added,

2) added to each pile,

3) after new plates are added

4) all or some of the above - which? _____________

Thanks.

- Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:40 pm
- Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
- Topic: Problem 437
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### Re: Problem 437

You should be able to find many examples with an exhaustive brute force search. Thanks. Hmm, then obviously I am doing something wrong somewhere. I have a brute force test looping through all p's < 10,000 and all fpr's < p, and the example (11,8) is the only result I get. Back to the drawing board.

- Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:49 pm
- Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
- Topic: Problem 437
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### Re: Problem 437

Just making sure I understand this.

Must fpr<p?

If so, for p<10000, the only solution I get is the one shown as the example, where p=11 and fpr=8.

If I however allow fpr<100000, I find 2 solutions, and if fpr<1000000, I find 3.

I am confused.

Thanks.

Must fpr<p?

If so, for p<10000, the only solution I get is the one shown as the example, where p=11 and fpr=8.

If I however allow fpr<100000, I find 2 solutions, and if fpr<1000000, I find 3.

I am confused.

Thanks.

- Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:50 pm
- Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
- Topic: Problem 583
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### Problem 583

Having not been able to find the answer yet, I was wondering if the flap is tricky. :D It states that the flap is an isosceles triangle, but while I have assumed the identical sides are the top sides of the flap, it could in theory be the left side and the side crossing the paper, leaving the flap l...

- Wed May 17, 2017 4:36 pm
- Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
- Topic: Difficulty Ratings
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### Re: Difficulty Ratings

@muthuVeerappanR: Thanks for your thoughts. I have not solved any of the problems you've mentioned, although I've looked at them all. @sjhillier: Thank you - much appreciated. :-) @v6ph1: Thanks for your input. Time is not an issue for me. I'm not in a hurry, so I take my time. If I'm busy, it just ...

- Tue May 16, 2017 9:18 pm
- Forum: News, Suggestions, and FAQ
- Topic: Difficulty Ratings
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### Re: Difficulty Ratings

Just my 2 cents - and I know people will likely disagree with me on this, but here goes. I've been a regular visitor since my nephew told me about the site back in 2008. I've spent many "fun" hours solving problems, but somewhere around problem 350 to 400, the difficulty began to increase,...

- Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:33 pm
- Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
- Topic: Problem 531
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### Re: Problem 531

Thanks - that helps.

- Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:43 pm
- Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
- Topic: Problem 531
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### Problem 531

Maybe I'm not quite awake yet, but I don't understand the question. In the example, a system of x=2%4 and x=4%6 gives the result 10. Is the meaning of "mod" in this question something else? This has been out for just over 8 hours, and 74 people have already solved it, so I think I'm missin...

- Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:59 pm
- Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
- Topic: Problem 494
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### Re: Problem 494

Thanks to jaap & v6ph1 . You both clarified the meaning, and I was able to reproduce f(5) and f(10). Not at f(20) yet, as my solutions takes too long still (one is just plain too slow, and the other eats too much memory). I've had several "light bulb moments" while fighting this one, w...

- Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:34 pm
- Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
- Topic: Problem 494
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### Re: Problem 494

Thanks - I'll try and see if I can get it to match the example.jaap wrote:Yes, this one. The words if and only if means that the two parts are either both true or both false. So if a_{i}<a_{j}, then b_{i}<b_{j}and vice versa, and equivalently if a_{i}>=a_{j}, then b_{i}>=b_{j}and vice versa.

- Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:39 pm
- Forum: Clarifications on Project Euler Problems
- Topic: Problem 494
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### Re: Problem 494

Not asking for hints or clues, but would kindly request an explanation on the meaning of this wording: Let Sm be the set of all sequence prefixes of length m. Two sequences {a1, a2, ..., am} and {b1, b2, ..., bm} in Sm are said to belong to the same prefix family if ai < aj if and only if bi < bj fo...