Re: Cute dice problem
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
"woodhodgson@..." <rupert.weather@...> wrote:
> It seems to me there is a very short proof available ....Indeed:
> by mathematical induction ....
- --- In email@example.com, "djbroadhurst" <d.broadhurst@...> wrote:
>In this little interesting problem, David's "dumb" answer was the dumbness of ordinary arithmetic compared with the elegance of modular arithmetic and induction.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
> "woodhodgson@" <rupert.weather@> wrote:
> > It seems to me there is a very short proof available ....
> > by mathematical induction ....
But, though both give the right answer, I have to "dip the lid" to elegance, even if it requires a bit of effort to bring it about.