looping through possible combinations of McNuggets packs of 6,9 and 20

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Thu Aug 12 01:37:01 CEST 2010


On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 13:14:35 -0700, Baba wrote:

> level: beginner
> 
> exercise: given that packs of McNuggets can only be bought in 6, 9 or 20
> packs, write an exhaustive search to find the largest number of
> McNuggets that cannot be bought in exact quantity.

Is this a trick question?

I'd like to see somebody try to buy exactly 10**100**100 (1 googleplex) 
McNuggets. And that's not even close to the largest number that you can't 
buy.


Unhelpfully yours,


-- 
Steven



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