
Re: Chess Fanatics
Posted:
Jul 2, 1996 6:49 PM


JUSTIN SMITH wrote: > > 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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