Thursday, October 9, 2008

POW10: Around King Arthur's Table


Questions or comments? Do you have an answer? What have you tried? What doesn't work?

4 comments:

Ev said...

I noticed that only the knights sitting in odd numbered chairs even have a chance of winning, even numbers are eliminated in the first trip around that table

bev said...

i have drawn diagrams for tables with 3 chairs to 14 chairs and i still dont see any type of pattern except that even numbered chairs cannot win im not sure what i should do next to get a equation or rule

Mr. Marti said...

It looks like both of you have discovered that even numbered chairs cannot win. That's a good start.

Bev, can you see patterns with the winning chairs? I actually had to do much more than 14 chairs before I started to see the pattern.

ethan f.r said...

I've got the general rule that every time the number of knights increases, the winner increases by two. I just drew out the numbers and did it over and over for every number and that is what I found; I can't however manage to fit that into a formula.