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    Cool A hard riddle!

    Hello there!


    I didn't manage to solve a specific math riddle (anyway, i'm not a maths freak), maybe you can, so here it is:






    where you can notice that:
    An=n
    Cn=An+Bn
    Σ Cn= Σ odd Cn + Σ even Cn


    The "odd Cn" and "even Cn" columns must be filled respectively with odd results of An+Bn and even results of An+Bn
    For instance: If the result of A6+B6 is even, place the result in "Even Cn" column in the 6th line, and you put a 0 at the "Odd Cn" column in the same line.
    if the result is odd, it's the other way round.


    Warning: An, Bn and Cn are natural numbers (zero excluded) !
    And the result of Σ odd Cn must be also an odd number.

    However , the terms B1, B2, B3, B4, ect... -of the sum ΣBn- have not to be increasing or decreasing numbers.




    Accepting these instructions, how do you proceed to determine n max and replace B1, B2, B3, ect.. with number in such manner we get
    ΣAn= Σ odd Cn and ΣBn= Σ even Cn at the same time?


    Good luck!
    Last edited by termina; January 8th 2011 at 12:59 PM.
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    Nice try, snowtea! but Bn can never be equal to 0, for all n,
    as my instruction said, it must be a natural number.

    Sorry for this ambiguity because there are 2 kinds of natural numbers, the one including 0 and another excluding 0.
    I intended to deal with the second one.


    Last edited by termina; January 8th 2011 at 12:52 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by termina View Post
    Hello there!


    I didn't manage to solve a specific math riddle (anyway, i'm not a maths freak), maybe you can, so here it is:






    where you can notice that:
    An=n
    Cn=An+Bn
    Σ Cn= Σ odd Cn + Σ even Cn


    The "odd Cn" and "even Cn" columns must be filled respectively with odd results of An+Bn and even results of An+Bn
    For instance: If the result of A6+B6 is even, place the result in "Even Cn" column in the 6th line, and you put a 0 at the "Odd Cn" column in the same line.
    if the result is odd, it's the other way round.


    Warning: An, Bn and Cn are natural numbers (zero excluded) !
    And the result of Σ odd Cn must be also an odd number.

    However , the terms B1, B2, B3, B4, ect... -of the sum ΣBn- have not to be increasing or decreasing numbers.




    Accepting these instructions, how do you proceed to determine n max and replace B1, B2, B3, ect.. with number in such manner we get
    ΣAn= Σ odd Cn and ΣBn= Σ even Cn at the same time?


    Good luck!
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