Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

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    28 Oct '10 16:13
    I have an indefinite number of regular dodecahedra, indistinguishable in appearance from each other. I have pots of red and blue paint. If each face of each dodecahedra is to be painted red or blue, how many dodecahedra which are distinguishable from each other shall I be able to produce?
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    28 Oct '10 22:26
    is dodecahedra dodecahedron
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    28 Oct '10 22:43
    Originally posted by Banana King
    is dodecahedra dodecahedron
    Sorry forgot to mention I've got dyslexion!
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    28 Oct '10 23:33
    honhon
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    30 Oct '10 23:41
    Originally posted by Banana King
    is dodecahedra dodecahedron
    singular - dodecahedron
    plural - dodecahedra
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    2.8795069384756325930650261534
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    31 Oct '10 12:53
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    singular - dodecahedron
    plural - dodecahedra
    ok i was taught the obvious "dodecahedrons"
  8. ALG
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    31 Oct '10 19:16
    Originally posted by Thomaster
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    Nope
  10. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    01 Nov '10 02:01
    Originally posted by Banana King
    ok i was taught the obvious "dodecahedrons"
    The obvious is "twelve sided dice" 😛
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    Is this about Mr. Burnside and his Lemma?
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    01 Nov '10 11:52
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    The obvious is "twelve sided dice" 😛
    lol
  13. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    02 Nov '10 00:03
    Originally posted by Banana King
    ok i was taught the obvious "dodecahedrons"
    equally valid these days
    I must admit to preferring forums over fora too!
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    02 Nov '10 02:01
    Originally posted by wishboneash
    I have an indefinite number of regular dodecahedra, indistinguishable in appearance from each other. I have pots of red and blue paint. If each face of each dodecahedra is to be painted red or blue, how many dodecahedra which are distinguishable from each other shall I be able to produce?
    I get 96. I think it is right, but the approach I used is not very elegant...still considering.
  15. ALG
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    02 Nov '10 20:33
    Originally posted by LemonJello
    the approach I used is not very elegant...
    So you have painted a lot of dodecahedra? 😛
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