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Arrange The Disks (Posted on 2006-07-04) Difficulty: 4 of 5
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.

See The Solution Submitted by K Sengupta    
Rating: 3.6667 (3 votes)

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re: solution (if I understood correctly) | Comment 9 of 14 |
(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 2006-07-05 14:05:43
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