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 Introductions all around (Posted on 2013-06-14)
The town of Friendville has an interesting property. Given any two people in the town, they either know each other or they don't. If they don't know each other, then they can be introduced to each other. One single introduction will work for both people. That is, "Tom this is Phil, Phil this is Tom" counts as one introduction.

The other interesting property that this town has, is that if any group of n people get together, the number of introductions that must be made in order that everyone in the group knows everyone else is at most n-1.

Problem: Prove that the town can be divided into two groups (A and B) such that everyone in group A knows each other, and everyone in group B knows each other.

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 Subject Author Date re(3): Solution Dan Rosen 2013-06-22 12:55:03 re(2): Solution Dan Rosen 2013-06-22 12:51:32 re: Solution Dan Rosen 2013-06-22 09:10:40 Solution Dan Rosen 2013-06-22 07:26:56 It's not who you know, but who you don't know, that's important. broll 2013-06-16 13:14:42 re(2): Possible solution broll 2013-06-15 11:46:30 re: Possible solution Steve Herman 2013-06-15 11:05:08 Possible solution broll 2013-06-15 08:42:22

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