a problem to solve

John Salerno johnjsal at NOSPAMgmail.com
Sat Mar 25 01:36:45 CET 2006

mensanator at aol.com wrote:

> You have 4 panels, each with 20 lamps (label them 19 to 0):
> panel A 00000000000000000000
> panel B 00000000000000000000
> panel C 00000000000000000000
> panel D 00000000000000000000

I'm sorry for being so dense, but I don't understand this. There are 
four panels, yes. Each panel has eight switches, and each switch has 20 
lights. What do you mean when you say that each panel has 20 lamps?

> By the way, I have a program that solves the problem.
> You said you wanted to do it yourself, so if you need more
> help, I can walk you through how to solve it.

I already know the solution (I had to cheat to get past this part of the 
game, it was just too frustrating). I was always more interested in the 
actual process of figuring it out via writing a program. You can tell me 
your solution if you want and I can check it. This will at least confirm 
that you understand the problem fully and that I'm just being moronic 
when it comes to understanding your explanations. :)

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