A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • one year ago

You can throw an unlimited number of darts at the dartboard. Some total scores are impossible to obtain, such as all numbers less than 5 as well as 6, 8, and 9. What is the highest whole number score that is impossible to obtain?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Here's the choices 31 18 23 29

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    I think 23

  3. calculusxy
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Yes you're correct according to the Frobenius number of (a,b)

  4. welshfella
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    I dont get this question

  5. calculusxy
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    This is basically with the formula from Frobenius number of (a,b) \[(a,b) \] is \[(a \times b) - a - b \]

  6. calculusxy
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Thus, if we have a = 5 and b = 7 we will get \[(5 \times 7) - 5 - 7 = 35 - 5 - 7 =20 - 7 = 23 \]

  7. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

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
  • 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.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.