A community for students. Sign up today!
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
 2 years ago
I think this has no answer..
There are 50 horses and 9 rooms.Accomodate the horses in the rooms in such a way that no room contains even number of horses...Any idea?
 2 years ago
I think this has no answer.. There are 50 horses and 9 rooms.Accomodate the horses in the rooms in such a way that no room contains even number of horses...Any idea?

This Question is Closed

ashwinjohn3
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If it were 10 rooms,the question would become easier.

Krishnadas
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@ashwinjohn3 if it was 10 i wouldnt have posted it here !lol

Krishnadas
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@ashwinjohn3 you are from mavelikkara?I am from Thrissur

ashwinjohn3
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Krishnadas NICE!!!!!Finally a keralite in openstudy!!! in which class r u studying?

ashwinjohn3
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Krishnadas going 2 pc thomas classes?

Krishnadas
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@ashwinjohn3 no ...I am counting on self study

ashwinjohn3
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Krishnadas Well if u want IIT u must go to coaching classes

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I don't think it is solvable. I'm not sure how to prove it yet.

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Start by putting 1 horse horse in each room, and then the remaining 41 horses, in any room. You have 8 rooms with 1 horse and 1 room with 42 horses.

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Obviously in this setup, we fail because room 9 has an even number of horses.

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Now, from this set up, we could reach any other possible set up by moving a horse from any room to any other room.

Krishnadas
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@wio move??I didnt get that

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I mean, we can reach any other possible set up by a series of 'steps' in which each step is moving a single horse from 1 room to another.

Krishnadas
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0its about accomodating...not moving them around

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I understand that. What I mean is this... suppose you start off by putting all of the horses in one room, got it? We can eventually get to any other accommodation by moving one horse at a time to some room.

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2The motivation for this is to show there is an underlying property which CAN'T be violated regardless of your accommodation. Essentially it is proof by induction.

Krishnadas
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but @wio each room should be accomodated

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Yeah, hold your horses and let me explain.

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Suppose you start out with 50 horses in one room and 0 in the rest. ok?

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2You move a horse from one room to another. So you have a room with 49, a room with 1, and the rest have 0 horses.

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Whenever you move a horse between a room, both rooms change parity (change from even to odd or odd to even).

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2This means that when you move a horse, you must change the parity of two rooms at a time.

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Does that make sense so far?

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2There are four ways we can move a horse between rooms: 1) Move the horse from an odd room to an even one. In this case the number of even rooms stays the same, because the odd room becomes even and vise versa 2) Move the horse from an odd room to an odd one. In this case the number of even rooms increases by 2, because both rooms now have even number of horses. 3) Move the horse from an even room to an even one. In this case both rooms become odd, so the number of even rooms decreases by 2 4) Move the horse from an even room to an odd one. In this case, just like case 1, the number of even rooms stays the same.

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2So, by moving a horse between rooms, the number of even rooms either: 1) doesn't change 2) increases by 2 3) decreases by 2

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2So we start with 50 horses in one room. We have 9 even rooms. Your goal is to have 0 even rooms, but the number of even rooms must go down by 2, up by 2, or not change... so it's impossible to get 0 even rooms.

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Suppose someone came up with an accommodation that had 0 even rooms. We would be able to move every horse, one at a time, from the 8 other rooms into the 9th room. The number of even rooms could only change by 2 or 0 though, so it's impossible for us to end up with 9 even rooms... yet they would have to be able to do it... So basically, this is why it is impossible.

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Do you really understand it?

wio
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Sometimes I explain things poorly.

sauravshakya
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x1+x2+x3+x4+x5+x6+x7+x8+x9=50 Let x1,x2,x3,x4,x5,x6,x7,x8 be odd numbers then x1+x2 =even number x3+x4 =even number x5+x6 =even number x7+x8= even number And even number + even number = even number SO, x1+x2+x3+x4+x5+x6+x7+x8 = even number Now, Since 50 is even number x9 must also be even as x1+x2+x3+x4+x5+x6+x7+x8 is even. Thus, NO SOLUTION
Ask your own question
Ask a QuestionFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.