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by Micklebring
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Stock Redistribution
Replies: 10
Views: 5708

Re: Stock Redistribution

Xias has the correct answer. I ended up brute forcing it overnight with an i7 to prove to myself a) it was correct and b) as if I needed telling, my Excel skills are rubbish. I shall continue to infuse PeteP's answer and try and learn a few new things in Excel. Thank you all for your input.
by Micklebring
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Stock Redistribution
Replies: 10
Views: 5708

Re: Stock Redistribution

It's a flying one-off visit from the Wizard and he can't wait around for the shortfall as he has to go to bed. The puzzle is derived from Travian. I have a big spreadsheet I use to help me play only I won't have access to that until Monday. In reality I'' the wizard who can adjust the stock before I...
by Micklebring
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Cheap online storage with SFTP access?
Replies: 30
Views: 15719

Re: Cheap online storage with SFTP access?

Cloud storage for disaster prevention? Mandatory comic please.

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by Micklebring
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Stock Redistribution
Replies: 10
Views: 5708

Stock Redistribution

A small village of industrious people wish to buid a school. Schools need 4 things to be built, Wood, Clay, Iron and Wheat. The villagers make 2188 units of Wood per hour The villagers make 2625 units of Clay per hour The villagers make 2188 units of Iron per hour The villagers make 35493 units of W...
by Micklebring
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Lottery
Replies: 22
Views: 5381

Re: The Lottery

Whilst that may be correct, it's not really a good minimum given we already know we can buy 163 tickets and guarantee a 3-match. I might add that at only 13983816 total permutations, you didn't really save much over a complete cover as 13983816-13723193 only "loses" 260623 lines. Ergo, whi...
by Micklebring
Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Lottery
Replies: 22
Views: 5381

Re: The Lottery

The greedy method you've used seems to return sub-optimal results for most variations unless they're an exact Steiner set. I've read up a bit on Knuth's dancing links which appears to be the appropriate method to apply to this however as I see it applied to the 6/49 problem, the memory and time requ...
by Micklebring
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Lottery
Replies: 22
Views: 5381

Re: The Lottery

Well, my post seems to have put the mockers on this one. No one want to offer insight into proofs or methods?
by Micklebring
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Lottery
Replies: 22
Views: 5381

Re: The Lottery

This is a good one and I've been working on it for a long time, mainly as a programming exercise. Best known covers for 10 or more entered tickets so far is at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/honest.john/ Best answer to date is 163 That has a lot of duplication so might be improvable. My question would...

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