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 Unique Necklaces (Posted on 2004-08-18)

There is no clasp to identify a specific point on the chain, and a flipped over necklace is still the same necklace.
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With 1 bead, the necklace can be either 1 black or 1 white bead.

With 2 beads, the necklace can be either 2 black, 2 white, or 1 black-1 white

With 3 beads, the necklace can be either 3 black, 3 white, 2 black-1 white, 2 white-1 black, etc...

```# Beads  Number of Necklaces
1          2
2          3
3          4
4          6
5          8
6         13
```

 No Solution Yet Submitted by SilverKnight Rating: 4.0000 (4 votes)

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 re(2): There is an error is this puzzle | Comment 6 of 15 |
(In reply to re: There is an error is this puzzle by SilverKnight)

Unless I'm missing something (wouldn't be the first time), I don't see how those two are equivalent:

white black black white white black
white black black white black white

If you begin to rotate the second one, one bead at a time, you get:

white black black white white black
black black white black white white

white black black white white black
black white black white white black

white black black white white black
white black white white black black

white black black white white black
black white white black black white

white black black white white black
white white black black white black

white black black white white black
white black black white black white

And we're back to the beginning.

 Posted by Penny on 2004-08-19 12:14:56

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