What does sigma mean I maths

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- Apr 28th 2013, 01:28 AMbaxteryaySigma
What does sigma mean I maths

- Apr 28th 2013, 05:11 AMSorobanRe: Gulliver and the King
Hello, baxteryay!

This is based on a classic problem.

Answer: his chain had from 8 to 15 links.

Suppose his chain had 7 links.

He could cut one link like this: .$\displaystyle \subset\!\supset\!\!\!\subset\!\!\supset \;\;\subset\!\supset \;\;\subset\!\!\supset \!\!\!\subset\!\supset \!\!\! \subset\!\supset \!\!\!\subset\!\supset $

Then he can present from 1 to 7 links.

. . $\displaystyle \begin{array}{cc} \text{Number} & \text{Combination} \\ \hline 1 & 1 \\ 2 & 2 \\ 3 & 1+2 \\ 4 & 4 \\ 5 & 1+4 \\ 6 & 2+4 \\ 7 & 1+2+4 \end{array}$

Since he neededcuts, he had more than 7 links,*two*

. . up to a maximum of 15 links.

Suppose his chain had 15 links.

Again, he would cut the 3rd link . . . and cut the 7th link.

This gives him four chains with 2, 1, 4, and 8 links.

Then he can present from 1 to 15 links.

- Apr 29th 2013, 03:20 AMtopsquarkRe: Sigma
Please do not edit your original post. It makes the thread rather impossible to understand, doesn't it?

-Dan