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Topic:  Re: Circle 3 
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Subject:  Re: Circle 3 
Author:  Michael McKelvey 
Date:  Feb 11 2004 
I just spent a while playing with the applet, and it appears to me that the
developers made an oversight when creating this applet. Instead of checking
whether the three numbers in a circle sum to 3, it checks whether the three
numbers sum to *at least* 3. There is a very big difference here. Try putting
3 numbers in a circle which sum to > 3, and you'll see that the circle gets
highlighted. I tried combinations on Julee's specific puzzle, and by my logic
saw no other possible solutions besides the one she gave, so it appears that the
0.8 is indeed a mistake. I feel fairly confident in saying that there's not
some other solution which uses all of the pieces correctlythe applet
creator(s) just made a mistake.
Michael
 
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