What is THE problem? LO26926

From: Leo Minnigh (l.d.minnigh@library.tudelft.nl)
Date: 07/02/01

Replying to LO26893 --

Dear At, dear problem solvers,

I think that recognising patterns in problems is often a more fruitfull
activity than 'solving' (in most cases it is just the illusion of solving)
a particular problem.

And that is what At apparently has done in the past:

> I did not expect these three intuitive patterns to appear in the second
> bridge, but they did and they were also the first three of eventually
> seven patterns. Only afterwards I began to perceive that all seven these
> patterns were so peculiar of MonCat problems. So, keeping a secret (which
> you did not tell me) what a LimBeg problem is, I will formulate you a
> LimBeg problem too:
> . Solve the problem, given three apples and
> . the price of pears is 50 cents each.

At, congratulations, the above is a very nice Limbeg problem!

> Dear Leo, if you can read between the lines because I suspect that you
> were writing between the lines, please keep tacit what you know even when
> you burn with fever to tell it.

This is a very unusual request of At. Normally At invites us to ask and
write as much as possible. Another MonCat problem:

Why is asking At me to keep silent?


Good dreaming, dear friends.

dr. Leo D. Minnigh
Library Technical University Delft
PO BOX 98, 2600 MG Delft, The Netherlands
Tel.: 31 15 2782226
        Let your thoughts meander towards a sea of ideas.


Leo Minnigh <l.d.minnigh@library.tudelft.nl>

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