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Find the right match, as with binary numbers and computers

Susan D'Agostino

in How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198843597
eISBN:
9780191879388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843597.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Educational Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

“Find the right match, as with binary numbers and computers” offers a non-technical introduction to binary numbers—an alternative to decimal numbers that is well suited to computers. Readers learn ... More


Solutions

Anany Levitin and Maria Levitin

in Algoristhmic Puzzles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199740444
eISBN:
9780197563021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199740444.003.0009
Subject:
Computer Science, Software Engineering

Most puzzles do not lend themselves to such simple solutions. This one is a rare exception in that the man has just one meaningful choice on all but the third trip The puzzle can also be solved by ... More


Tutorials

Anany Levitin and Maria Levitin

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199740444
eISBN:
9780197563021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199740444.003.0006
Subject:
Computer Science, Software Engineering

The purpose of this tutorial is to briefly review a few general strategies for designing algorithms. While these strategies are not all applicable to every puzzle, taken collectively they provide a ... More


Puzzles

Anany Levitin and Maria Levitin

in Algoristhmic Puzzles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199740444
eISBN:
9780197563021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199740444.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, Software Engineering

1. A Wolf, a Goat, and a Cabbage A man finds himself on a riverbank with a wolf, a goat, and a head of cabbage. He needs to transport all three to the other side of the river in his boat. However, ... More


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