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Topic: Chess Fanatics
Replies: 10   Last Post: Jul 10, 1996 12:38 PM

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Re: Chess Fanatics
Posted: Jul 2, 1996 6:49 PM
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> As many of you are aware, a chess board is an 8x8 grid. For you math buffs
> this equates to 64 squares. If I were to place a bead in the first square,
> then 2 beads in the second square, then 4 in the third, 8 in the 4th,
> etc... What would the number be in the 64th square? Total? A fun problem.

In the 64th square you would have 2^63 beads. The sum of the beads in all
the squares would be 2^64 - 1. That's a lot of beads!

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