A set of 47 disks are consecutively numbered 1 to 47 and placed in a row as follows: 1, 2, 3, 4, ... 45, 46, 47.
Rearrange the disks so for any two given disks A and B, the disk equal to their arithmetic mean doesn't lie between them. For example, Disk 4 cannot lie between Disk 1 and Disk 7 since the arithmetic mean of 1 and 7 is 4. However, since 7 is not equal to the arithmetic mean of 1 and 4, Disk 7 may lie between Disk 1 and Disk 4.
(In reply to
solution (if I understood correctly) by atheron)
First, you seem to have gone farther than you said, as 24 appears twice.
But at the very beginning, 2 appears between 1 and 3, and 25 between 24 and 26, etc., violating the conditions of the puzzle.

Posted by Charlie
on 20060705 14:05:43 