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bama [mjablecki@cox.net] said

> could also be the sigma (sum) function..

Nope, that is not what I was thinking of.

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> *goes to search for function rich graphing calculator*

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> "Les" <les789@hotmail.com> wrote in message

> news:MPG.1cba5d7e4567a05a989a73@nntp.dsl.pipex.com...

> > bama [mjablecki@cox.net] said

> >> something to do with "n!" no?

> >

> > Yes I think it might well have been, but as it has been more than 20

> > years, I cannot be sure.

> >

> >> "Les" <les789@hotmail.com> wrote in message

> >> news:MPG.1cba5add71682510989a71@nntp.dsl.pipex.com...

> >> > bodcat1 [bodcat1@yourunderpantsshaw.ca] said

> >> >> well, if he only took out "some" armada pieces, how many did he take

> >> >> out,

> >> >> were they all different or all the same... it wouldnt be a different

> >> >> combination if he put the same style piece on a square again....

> >> >> Did that make any sense?

> >> >

> >> > I assumed, but didn't try to work out the final result, that it would

> >> > go...

> >> >

> >> > 88 black ---- 1 go

> >> >

> >> > 87 black + 1 white ---- 88 goes

> >> >

> >> > 86 black + 2 white and the maths would need my brain now but it would

> >> > be

> >> > something like (88*87) ---- 7665 goes

> >> >

> >> > 85 black + 3 white which is perhaps (88*87*86) or at least something

> >> > like that ---- 868416 goes

> >> >

> >> > Etc etc etc until you get to 88 white.

> >> >

> >> > And then you would add them all up and work out how many years given

> >> > that it takes 30 seconds a go.

> >> >

> >> > I think you can do this with what was called "sequences" when I did

> >> > maths - just pop in the figures and it does all the repetitive work for

> >> > you but I cannot remember how.

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