# 74,005,152 for "35" confirmed...

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Posted by Denis Borris on October 22, 2002 at 02:05:32:

In Reply to: Re: probability; check me, someone! posted by MathBard on October 21, 2002 at 22:43:41:

: I see the error in my calculations of 110+12 and i knew i was over my head at that point. My goal was to point out the difference in Mr.P's and your calculations, but i knew i needed help with probabliltity and summations.
: I never took any college math, which is why i am here. i chime in on the easy ones but i am really herre to read everyone elses explanations.

Don't feel bad: I never went to college; high school only.
...and with a math teacher that treated the "sine-cosine...tables" about the same
way as our ridiculous parish priest treated the fible, whoops bible !

Wrote program restricting search to "35": 74,005,152 confirmed.
Took about 1 hour 20 minutes; main shortcuts:
1: jump out if >35
2: stay here if total-so-far plus x < 35
[ex: if 1st 8 = 8 (all 1's), possible total is 8+24=32, so no use continuing]

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