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 GS Chandy Posts: 8,307 From: Hyderabad, Mumbai/Bangalore, India Registered: 9/29/05
Posted: Mar 12, 2013 10:13 PM

Robert Hansen (RH) posted Mar 12, 2013 7:24 AM (GSC's remarks follow):
>
> On Mar 11, 2013, at 5:26 PM, Joe Niederberger
> <niederberger@comcast.net> wrote:
>

> > Now I have no idea what you are claiming.
>
> Let me ask you this. You don't see how there is an
> attribute to this problem that when you go in one
> direction you are losing ground and when you go in
> another you are gaining ground or at least holding
> your own (because this problem is pretty tight)? Many
> problems have this attribute. That is the "problem
> solving" strategy I am talking about.
>
> Bob Hansen
>

GOT IT!

I now understand that the strategy I had used for the '12-Coin Problem" (when I had nailed it at age 10 or 11 over half a century ago) was like so:

Step A of strategy:
When I tried one way, I gained ground.

When I tried another way, I lost ground.

Step B of strategy:
So I chose the way that helped me gain ground.

Step C:
Again, I found that,
- -- when I went one way, I gained ground.
- -- when I went the other way, I lost ground.
Once again, I chose the way that enabled me to gain ground.

REPEAT from Step A. (ad infinitum if required).

The problem was solved!

Many thanks for these 'Helpful Hints on Strategy'.

I do believe all is now clear?

GSC
("Still Shoveling!")

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