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Re: Cute dice problem

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  • John
    ... In this little interesting problem, David s dumb answer was the dumbness of ordinary arithmetic compared with the elegance of modular arithmetic and
    Message 1 of 16 , May 19 3:54 PM
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      --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com, "djbroadhurst" <d.broadhurst@...> wrote:
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      > --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com,
      > "woodhodgson@" <rupert.weather@> wrote:
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      > > It seems to me there is a very short proof available ....
      > > by mathematical induction ....
      >
      > Indeed:
      > http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/primenumbers/message/25015
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      > David
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      In this little interesting problem, David's "dumb" answer was the dumbness of ordinary arithmetic compared with the elegance of modular arithmetic and 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.
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