
Filling an array
There are N numbers available: from 1 to N.
The rows of a 8 by C array are each filled with C numbers,
each row ending up with C different numbers.
A number may appear a maximum of 4 times,
in other words, in a maximum of 4 rows.
Every 2rowcombo has a minimum of 2 numbers in common.
What is minimum N?
Solution is minimum N = 12; this is the resulting array (C = 6):
1: 01 02 05 06 07 08
2: 01 02 05 06 07 08
3: 01 02 09 10 11 12
4: 01 02 09 10 11 12
5: 03 04 05 06 09 10
6: 03 04 05 06 09 10
7: 03 04 07 08 11 12
8: 03 04 07 08 11 12
OK. Changing the conditions a bit (or making it tougher!):
There are N numbers available: from 1 to N.
The rows of a 20 by C array are each filled with C numbers,
each row ending up with C different numbers.
A number may appear a maximum of 10 times,
in other words, in a maximum of 10 rows.
Every 5rowcombo has a minimum of 2 numbers in common.
What is minimum N?

Re: Filling an array
Is produced if the specified value is not of a runtime type that can be saved in the specified array.

Re: Filling an array